Deck drainage system
I recently bought a newer house with a nice full-light walkout basement in northeastern Ohio. It has a 10′ x 20′ deck which is over french doors opening from the walkout basement. During the spring/early summer season, a fair amount of debris from nearby trees falls to the deck and then drops to the slab under the deck after a rain. The wet debris splashes on the walls and windows of the walkout creating a mess. My guess is that during the winter months snow is likely to pile up on this area as well and melt to the area underneath the deck. I understand that there are various types of deck drainage systems to direct water/debris away from the house thus reducing the mess under the deck.
I found a number of systems on the internet (Rain Escape, Dry Space, Dry-B-Lo, DekDrain, etc.). What systems do you recommend?
you might be trading one devil for another
i was unimpressed with those systems... most look pretty hokey
cut back the trees for starters.. they are probably messing with your roof too
One way is to run roofing panels under the deck that slope to the outside. Any water getting through the deck boards is caught by the panels and drained out. Folks around here use those plastic/fiberglass or metal corrugated panels. They need to be well fastened and sloped. A series of graduated sleepers are attached under the deck.
Beat it to fit / Paint it to match
good way to collect all that debris on the roofing but under the deck where it will rot and make great compost, etc.Which is part of why Mike said trade one devil for another.I'm curious why all the leaves go through the deck, myself. Must be laid with hellacious large gaps.
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You hose off the roofing just like you have to clean gutters. Pine needles and soft maple wings get everywhere, if they are close by. It doesn't take much of a gap for those to get through. It's still easy enough to clean. I'd go with a fender washer under the screws to help prevent wind damage. You pitch the roofing, a lot of debris washes away with a hard rain.Beat it to fit / Paint it to match