Building A Ground Level DECK - (Part 1)

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  • Published on:  Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • In this video, I am building a deck frame. Designed to have a floating look. Thanks to Trex for Sponsoring this video. To learn more about Trex Protect Joist Tape, visit

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  • DIY Creators

    DIY Creators

     3 months ago +17

    Thank you for your feedback on this video. I addressed as much of the concern as I could in the next video. See PART TWO of the finished deck here:

  • Maxwell R.

    Maxwell R.

     3 days ago

    That’s not how you install support posts FYI

  • Yasen Nunev

    Yasen Nunev

     5 days ago

    Porches & More Inc



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  • Rashid Burney

    Rashid Burney

     6 days ago

    Your precision and attention to detail has thoroughly discouraged me from trying this myself. If you were near me, I would gladly have hired you. Thank you for posting and showing us how to do it right.

  • Lewisgg123


     6 days ago

    God look at the size of that deck

  • Real Experience SINGH

    Real Experience SINGH

     6 days ago

    I did watched the video was neat and clean lot of nice work and explained good way thankyou

  • Fransiscus Herry

    Fransiscus Herry

     7 days ago

    thanks. Easy to follow for beginner. :)

  • Harry Knows

    Harry Knows

     7 days ago +1

    I see many are correcting you on a number of things. And yes most are right, but in reality, what you did will work. And I won't repeat what most others said.

    I'd just bring up your choice to leave the grass and rely only on landscape fabric. It's just so easy to at least kill the grass 1st.

    While blocking the the 2 parallel sides is a good idea, there is not real need to block every joist. Doesn't hurt
    I build a few decks a year and repair many, while using deck screws to hold the frame together isn't best practice, I've seen many decks built like this that are quite old and never fail. With a ground level deck this is not a safety issue...

  • Mark Atkinson

    Mark Atkinson

     7 days ago

    Wet concrete Rots post material out ! Put leg stone under post then fill with dry quickcrete..

  • jk lauderdale

    jk lauderdale

     7 days ago

    Not quite what I was looking for but you did a hell of a job here for a first run through. Overbuilt but that's rarely a bad thing to say :)

    Where in FL?

  • RT Crockett

    RT Crockett

     7 days ago

    Great Job.
    Admire the deck and the nice size yard.
    You seem like a great guy ... that everyone would like as a neighbor.
    Keep up the good work.

  • dazy dog

    dazy dog

     7 days ago

    I don't know who taught you construction skills but there are so many things wrong with this build

  • Roman Fields

    Roman Fields

     7 days ago

    Awesome job!

  • Miss. Wright

    Miss. Wright

     7 days ago +1

    If it's ground level, why bother with timber ? Make a mosh pit with stone slabs, with boulder border. Timber decks are worthwhile if raised min. 2 feet. otherwise it's fail project from the start !

  • TC25


     7 days ago

    I'm planning on building my first shed this year and I'm worried about starting off with my flooring. My shed is gonna be sitting on a small slope so I know I have to use posts to level out my flooring, so starting from the left and going to the right, the post are gonna have to be longer and longer to keep the floor level, so my question is, does the post "have" to be screwed or bolted into the side like at 4:32 ? If so, what is the name and type of the screws I need for this support?

  • Sam Cf

    Sam Cf

     7 days ago

    I don't like this style of frame building. i see on youtube americans do it this way, but ideally you want the frame to "sit of the posts" not supported by screws. The entire load of your deck is being supported by screws which you used to screw the frame to the posts.

  • Paolo Morabito

    Paolo Morabito

     7 days ago +1

    Man, the effort you put in this project is priceless but unfortunately is not the right way to build a deck.
    The whole process is wrong and there is no way you would be able to pass inspection

  • Paul Hoskins

    Paul Hoskins

     7 days ago

    You may not really need the weed barrier, the deck will stop most of the sunlight, so plants won't grow very well under it.

  • Concrete to Eat

    Concrete to Eat

     7 days ago

    Very cool