Pedestal Paver Solutions For Outdoor Decks

Pedestal flooring is a raised floor system that sits on pedestals above the substrate (often bare ground or a concrete slab), creating a service space underneath for cables, airflow control and drainage.

As well as numerous commercial applications, pedestal flooring is becoming a popular choice for residential outdoor decks, due to the many benefits it offers.

6 Benefits of pedestal pavers for outdoor decks

  1. One of the biggest advantages of outdoor pedestal flooring is that it can be erected faster than it takes to build a traditional deck. Instead of preparing the ground, digging holes for support posts and pouring cement, the pedestals are simply laid out at defined intervals over the required area and the deck frame is then constructed on top of them.
  2. Along with ease of installation, another benefit of pedestal systems is that they can be deployed on sloping or uneven surfaces. Because each pedestal is adjustable from above using a special key, a flat, stable and perfectly level deck surface can be achieved on even the roughest substrate.

  3. Outdoor pedestal flooring also provides easy underfloor access, making repairs or maintenance a breeze and allowing air to circulate freely and water to drain away.

  4. The underfloor service area also makes wiring easy for outdoor entertainment features such as sound systems, lighting and outdoor kitchens, with all cables laid neatly out of sight under the deck.

  5. A pedestal decking system can also be deployed on any surface including balconies, patios and rooftops, whether they’re made from timber, tiles, stone, concrete or even composites.

  6. And because it’s a lightweight and fully portable system, your outdoor pedestal flooring can be easily relocated to another position in your yard if you decide to reconfigure your outdoor living area in the future.

Types of pedestal paver solutions for outdoor decks

At Keksia, our wood deck system can be deployed quickly and easily using a range of pedestals to provide easy adjustment including;

  • SE Pedestal Series – this is our self-levelling pedestal, which is recognised as the most effective solution on the market today for sloping installation surfaces. SE pedestals have a self-levelling swivelling head which can automatically compensate for gradients of up to 5%, allowing you to achieve a perfectly flat deck in a very short space of time.

  • NM Pedestal Series – this is our heavy duty pedestal with a fixed head that can be adjusted to the exact millimetre in height. It has a reinforced adjustment key and Twist Slope Compensator disc which can compensate for any indentations or inclines in the substrate. Featuring superior reliability and an above average tensile strength, this pedestal is widely used in the building industry.

  • Star T Pedestal Series – this is a pedestal that provides low height adjustable support and it is the world’s thinnest exterior elevated floor pedestal. Its compact size and ability to be used on any kind of substrate make it an ideal pedestal for renovations,its millimetre-perfect adjustment allowing you to quickly obtain a stable and perfectly level deck.  

Using either the SE, NM or Star T series pedestal with your wood deck system, you can quickly and easily create an elegant, stable and perfectly level outdoor flooring solution.

Keksia is the Australian importer and distributor of Eterno Ivica, the world’s first self-levelling pedestal. We can supply your DIY decking project anywhere in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and ACT. To find out more about our pedestal solutions for outdoor decks or to obtain a quick quote, just give us a call at Keksia or visit our Contact page to get in touch about your upcoming project.  

Article by: Nenad Pesik

Nenad Pesik is the General Manager at KEKSIÄ. He has been working in the building industry for 4 years, specialising in pedestals and raised floors. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and on a daily basis consults with businesses to find the best solution to their construction needs.