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Re: elevated concrete deck Your math is correct. Can you use lightweight concrete? Obvious question is for an elevated deck where people will congregate, seems you would have liability that could reach to a criminal level.
What kind of support normally goes under light weight concrete porch floors? I'm a beginner building a new house in the DFW area of Texas. It is a pier and beam house with cripple walls.
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If you decide to go with a lightweight topping deck on plywood you will have to provide reinforcement and joints since the flexibility of the wood supports will cause the concrete to crack. A simpler solution may be to use tiles on the plywood base.
Deck was built to engineered specs to hold 2 1/2" of concrete. Not lightweight concrete. Normal stuff, I think 6000 psi with fibers. Although this is low to the ground and a failure would likely not kill someone I have seen a failure on a 10' high deck with a patio below. They water proofed the surface, however the stucco crew messed up
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