Cars on decking...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    There's a house near where I work, and they've just put in decking in the front garden.

    And parked their car on it. Is this a recipe for disaster? It's a smallish people carrier, so not tiny. The decking isn't raised a lot from the ground, but it must be up a couple of inches, on the battens.

    We're all sure the car is going to go through it, sooner or later and with lesser or greater degrees of suddeness.
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    It could well be a recipe for disaster. Depends if they've built it strong enough the carry the loading.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Oh good. I look forward to being there the day it sinks....;)

    Schadenfraude? Moi?
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Send us the pics when it does sink................;)
     
  5. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    if the cross beams onto which the decking planks are laid are firmly set on concrete pads or paving, then the weight should be spread quite neatly. Although I would love to see some pics if I am wrong!
     
  6. Ashtrayhead

    Ashtrayhead Über Member

    Location:
    Belvedere, Kent.
    They'll stop once they get annoyed with the oil drips.
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    TBH, it's probably laid on 'crazy paving'....to hide the shame.............
     
  8. Did some stupid designer/gardener/expert come up with this on a tv show?
    Why would you put decking in a front garden and park a car on it?
     
  9. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Wait until a winter has happened.

    The planks will be damp and starting to rot underneath and the top will be slippery with green slime.:biggrin:
     
  10. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    I would append a single word to the title of this post ... "no"!
     
  11. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    If it's built properly, it will be fine.
     
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