You must prepare the ground before putting a deck in your outside space. Whether you want to lay your decking directly on the ground or on a concrete pad, you must first prepare the ground. You won’t want to place your decking straight on the lawn if the region has grass. To lay the kompositpanel, you must first prepare the ground. So, how do you get the earth ready for decking?
How to prepare the ground for Decking
The first stage in deck construction is to prepare the ground for decking. If the area where you want to install your decking is uneven, you’ll need to level it. Also, if the location has turf, you’ll need to prepare the ground for the decking because it can’t be installed on grass. Before placing the structure and kompositplank, you must first prepare the ground for the decking.
Choose a place.
Decide where you want your deck to go now that you’ve decided to construct one. You can create a deck on any surface, whether it’s smooth or bumpy. A balanced surface, on the other hand, is easier to build a deck on than a rough surface. Aside from that, while determining where to put your deck, you should think about its positioning. After you’ve determined where you want your deck to go, gather your equipment and prepare the ground for decking.
Prepare your tools
Prepare the ground for your decking and gather the necessary equipment. Getting your tools ahead of time can help you stay organized. It will also make your decking job go more smoothly and quickly. You’ll need tape to measure the length of your decking, as well as a spade to dig the hole. Apart from that, a spade will be required to remove turf or dirt. You’ll also need a weed control spray from your local hardware shop.
To prevent grass from sprouting below your decking, spray the area where you intend to install it. You can use a weed control cloth instead of a weed control spray if you can’t find one. To prevent grass from sprouting on your deck, spread the cloth over the area.
Clear the space on the deck
Remove any obstacles in the area to prepare the ground for your decking. Remove any impediments such as grass, plants, rocks, tree stumps, and so on. Drainage pipes should also not be located beneath the clearing area.
After you’ve cleared the area where you want to create your deck, dig it to a depth of around 50 mm using a shovel. After you’ve done that, you can start planning the form of your deck.
Deck area layout
Mark the ground by measuring it with a tape measure to determine the size of your deck. Calculate the length and breadth of the space where you want your decking to go. You may now start laying down the deck’s form. Begin by putting pegs around the deck area to outline the size and form of your deck. Drive pegs into the earth at each corner of your deck area with a hammer.
Run a string or builder line from one peg to the other after placing the pegs on the ground. The strings will define the deck margins and make it easier to find the foundation footings.
Dig holes for the footings
Make a mark where you’ll dig a hole for the foundation footings. Dig holes for the footings after you’ve designated the area. The holes for the footings can be dug with a digger.
Control the weeds
To prevent the weed from developing beneath the deckings, use a weed control spray. Apply the spray on the area where your decking will be installed. To keep weeds from sprouting below your decking, use a piece of landscaping cloth. The fabric prevents grass from regrowing beneath the decking while still allowing moisture to pass through. Cover the deck area with landscaping fabric.
After that, pour roughly 3 inches of gravel on top of the landscaping fabric to prepare the ground for the decking. You may now begin constructing your decking framework and installing your decking.
Preparing the ground for decking is simple. To prepare the decking ground, you must first select the decking spot and acquire the appropriate supplies. Following that, you may clean and set out the decking space.