Cars on decking...

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Married to Night Train
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.


New Member
It could well be a recipe for disaster. Depends if they've built it strong enough the carry the loading.

jay clock

Massive member
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!

Night Train

Maker of Things
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:
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