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Foundation of a wooden terrace

In that area Prepare the subsurface you could find out what preparatory work is necessary on the different substrates of a wooden terrace. At this point we would like to explain to you the principle according to which the support points of the substructure are set.

Support points of a substructure

The support points of a Substructure Depending on the substrate, exposed aggregate concrete slabs, post shoes, patio pads or pedestals .

The distances and number of support points are defined by the span of the level above. The larger the span of the respective upper level, the fewer support points are required.

With a large span of the substructure, the number of support points is reduced. The use of counter battens as a second substructure level then brings additional savings.

sample invoice

for a 400 x 400cm terrace
with counter battens vs. without counter battens

Decking boards

Span 50cm

Substructure

9 rows
Span 100cm

counter battens

5 rows
Span 200cm

support points

5 x 3 pieces = 15 pieces

Decking boards

Span 50cm

Substructure

9 rows
Span 100cm

counter battens

none
-

support points

5 x 9 = 45 pieces

Substructure counter battens gravel

When does a counter batten make sense?

A counter batten can save many support points. However, the use of counter battens is only worthwhile if the creation of the support points involves a relatively large amount of work and costs.

We recommend counter battens if...

  • an assembly height of more than 30 cm is to be achieved.
  • concrete foundations have to be poured as support points or post shoes are used.

With all other types of construction, the support points are mostly pedestals or terrace pads, which are very easy to lay and relatively inexpensive. In this case, counter battens make no sense.

Have the foundation (and everything else) calculated

Use our free terrace planner and you will receive a complete offer with a laying plan from us. Enter the desired construction height of your terrace and we will determine the best construction method.

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