Rain Diversion Systems (RDS)

Sep 1, 2018 | Wood deck

Rain Diversion Systems

Under Deck Rain Diversion Systems (RDS)

Rain Diversion Systems

Second story decks are excellent for endless views and entertaining guests, but what about the space below the deck? If your deck is high enough off the ground; you can finish off the area underneath with rain diversion systems to create an outdoor bonus room! It’s perfect for keeping your outdoor items dry such as bikes, patio furniture, and grills. You also gain a shaded area to kick back and relax.

Cedarbrook can install a rain diversion system (RDS) comprised of a rubber membrane, downspouts, and a gutter system to divert water away from the underbelly of your deck; making the area below a dry and functional space. While it is recommended to install an RDS on a new deck, Cedarbrook can also install a RDS on an existing deck! This process is called a retro-fit, which requires the deck boards to be removed and re-attached once the rain diversion system is in place.

The RDS works by laying membranes in between the joists, creating a trough, that collects the water into a gutter, which drains into a downspout to divert the water away from the home. Working with a membrane system allows for a more customizable fit for any custom deck style.

Once the RDS has been installed, the electrical aspects below the deck can begin. Homeowners often choose to have fans(s) and/or lighting installed. Once the electrical wiring is complete, the ceiling below the deck can be installed. The deck ceiling can be finished with a variety of materials, such as vinyl, aluminum, and low maintenance composite materials.

Rain Diversion Systems

Once everything has come together the result is a private outdoor living space that is dry and shaded. A perfect place to relax. When you are ready to get started on your new outdoor project, please give us a call at 301-703-8728.

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