I am considering to build a patio with a roof. I am debating whether to use
16" squared patio stones, or using trated 1.25"x6" deck boards on
top of 2"x4" treated studs, flat layed. That will leave 1.5" space under
the deck board.
Eventhough I am going to put 4" of gravel underneath, I may still have some
drainage issue. Will mold grow under the deck board? If it does, will it
to the otherside (deck surface)?
It will be a small patio/deck (16'x16'), covered with those pieces of clear
plastic roofs, outside the doors of the walkout basement.
Mold, moss, crickets, mice, and other vermin will love that space. And
you'll be looking at cracked, warped boards in short order.
My personal preference would be a stone patio with a canvas cover that
could be quickly taken down when hurricanes threatened.
But at any rate stone [and I'd look at 2" thick pavers] is your best
bet. Put it on a well drained, well compacted [that means renting a
plate compactor] sub base and you'll get years of nearly maintenance
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