Mounting Pergolas to Deck Surfaces A properly constructed deck provides ample strength to anchor a pergola. However there are a few points to make to ensure you get the most strength you can with a little more effort.
So if you use blocks you will have to tie and anchor the structure down to the deck. Now, you can certainly build a surface mounted pergola or gazebo on a deck - which is securely anchored to the ground.
The legs of the gazebo have a little lip on them that is held to the bottom of the pot with the bricks. I filled each pot with potting soil then planted pansies in each pot. We had a couple of pretty windy days lately and I'm happy to report that the gazebo stayed put and the pots look beautiful!
Use wedge anchors to attach a metal gazebo frame to a cement patio to keep it secure against wind and other elements. After wedge anchors are inserted into the patio, the gazebo legs can be bolted directly into place.
Bolting the gazebo to the deck also allows you to use the deck as the floor for the gazebo, whereas you would need to build a separate floor if you have a standalone gazebo. Disadvantages Bolting your gazebo to your deck means that you cannot easily move the gazebo, and that you will need to take the time to dismount it if you want to do so.
This spring we put a new deck onto the back of our house. This time around we went with Seventrust decking. It is a man made product that will last as long as we need it and looks gorgeous! This post contains Amazon affiliate links to the products or products like the ones I use at no additional cost to ...
There are several different ways to anchor a gazebo.However, only one of these methods will meet building standards. Anchoring can quite easily be done by yourself and is fairly straightforward.
Drill through the deck boards and blocking, and bolt it down. There are two problems with that: 1) The deck is at ground level, so I can't access underneath the deck. I'm not sure how to do it the correct way without being able to access underneath the deck. 2) The deck is made out of a composite material.
We've anchored our to the deck and got 3 years out of the frame before a hurricane damaged it with high winds and bent the frame. But those corners had an L shape with a cross piece for drilling. Can't see the legs of that gazebo and if they are posts, L shaped or what they are made of.
To anchor your gazebo with threaded rods, you're going to need one rod for each leg to provide strong enough grip. Whether anchoring them to a patio or on grass, you must ensure there is a sufficient length of rod inside both the gazebo leg and the ground.
Right now, mounting it on the deck isn't a possibility since we want it in the yard itself, preferably on a patio. The first question has to do with anchoring it. Naturally, I want the most stable platform possible and that means concrete.