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I only have 6-8 inches of clearance between the ground and my door
I only have 6 - 8 inches from my back door to the ground. What can I do?
Sorry, but there is really no way using the Floating Foundation Deck System to get the deck to a 6 inch height. The lumber alone is 7 inches. Burying the Dek-Block® piers slightly may help in some situations.
Sometimes, there isn't a great solution for shallow heights. The best solution we have seen is as follows:
Dig a 4-6 inch hole that is approximately the width of the doorway and depth of 3-4 ft. Backfill 2-4 inches of the hole with crush rock, stone or sand. Place 2 inch concrete patio stones on the fill. On top of the patio stones place a support frame out of 2x4 or 2x6 lumber. It's always a good idea to use a stand off bracket to elevate the lumber from the patio stone slightly. Use decking boards to match the larger deck. After completing the small box step platform, build the "main" deck at the minimum 13 inch height around the platform.
Take a look at what others have done with this same dilemma.