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Discussion in 'General DIY' started by wanderer84, 3 Jun 2020.

  1. wanderer84

    wanderer84

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    Hi guys, looking for some advice to help me with a garden deck project. This site has saved me before and I'm sure this will be easy for someone who knows their stuff.

    I have put up a deck framework and just about to order the boards but now want to make use of the space beneath for storage (deck is about 5 foot up). So my great idea (I hope) is to board the deck with 18mm osb 3 t+g boards, waterproof it then overlay artificial grass. This will work out cheaper, be a more child friendly deck surface and give a useful space below.

    I'm looking for the best and easiest to install waterproofing option; felt looks cheapest but not sure it would last, epdm membrane looks like an option that would work but maybe overkill? It's 4m x 2m and given the time and effort to get this far I really want to get this right and avoid a rotten mess in 12 months time !!

    Any advise or tips would be great

    Cheers, Pete
     
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    Sheet of dpc plastic would be cheapest option.Ideal put a slight fall on the deck so you don't have to much standing water
     
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    That's a great shout. I've been offered half a roll of tyvek felt from a mate which I understand will do the same job. Will be sure to put a bit of a drop on it cheers.
     
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    Epdm, it will also give you the perfect substrate to glue your grass to. Cheap isn’t always the best.
     
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    I would run the grass over the sides and pin it to the edges, weight of it will keep it in place.
     
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