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#1 posted 07-27-2017 03:08 PM

I did something very similar. I have a 5ft breezeway between my house and garage. For years it has been a thicket of weeds and brambles. I cleared it out and leveled it out a bit. Then I just put down a 2×4 frame (16” OC) and 5/8” decking over the top of the frame. All the wood is treated and rated for ground contact.

Turned out wonderfully, but it’s only been a few months.

I’ve never had good luck with pavers. The ground moves and they get all wavy and weeds grow in the cracks despite the landscape fabric, sand and gravel. I didn’t want to do concrete due to similar concerns.

I can replace the entire deck in a weekend when it rots out.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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