I have a 8 X 20 covered concrete slab porch and would like to add redwood planks to turn it into a deck.
I have several issues:
1. I only have about 3" clearance between the cement floor and the patio door, so I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to set up bottom framming? in order to properly anchor the redwood planks.
2. The slab cracked kitty-corner, causing a slight slope, maybe 1 to 1 2/2" grade on one side of the porch, which makes it more difficult to set up the framing as I have to compensate for the grade difference in this area.
3. I need to make sure that if any water gets underneath, that it drains out to prevent roth.
I have always wanted a deck, but I am running out of ideas, help!