When we bought our Octagon house over 3 years ago in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, we knew at the time that there were a number of projects that we had to tackle in the future. One of them, which will be detailed in this article, was a DIY under deck water diversion project. The longer we owned the house the more we knew this simply had to be done. (Don’t miss the youTube video below detailing the DIY project).
With our Octagon house came a deck that wrapped around 3/4 of the house. One part of the deck was right above our front door so if it rained or if snow was melting water would pour down on whomever was walking in or out of the house with literally no protection whatsoever from the elements.
As you can see from the above image you can only imagine the water that could be gushing down in between deck joists prior to creating the DIY under deck water diversion canopy. The following is a youTube video detailing how I completed the project including purchasing the TUFTEX panels and TUFTEX Deck Drain screws at Lowes, creating the purloins or battens used to create the slope, affixing the TUFTEX panels, and adding a gutter to divert the water.
DIY Under Deck Water Diversion Project
Some images of the project
Here are some of the items I purchased to complete the project.
TUFTEX Panels and Deck Drain Screws
After viewing the video, if you have any questions at all about the steps involved in this DIY under deck water diversion project please leave them in the comments or comment on the youTube video itself and I will respond.