Converting deck to enclosed room
Ok.. we bought this lovely tiny house and it's a lil odd. It's a two bedroom. Both bedrooms are side-by-side and they both lead to outdoors to a covered porch. Not sure why they did it?? but I'm wanting to turn the porch into an enclosed room. Like a playroom/spare bedroom or maybe even very large walk in closets for the bedrooms. But my question is...
Do I need to do anything underneath the deck before enclosing the top? The deck has beams but is also enclosed/sitting on stones, kinda like a stone wall, so the soil is not exposed. I was told, by my darling mother, I may have to lay some kind of black cloth underneath due to the soil?
Any suggestions on this?