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my 2 cents worth

Posted by bc on June 7th, 2000 02:02 AM
In reply to Free Standing Decks NOT Attached to the Home by steve Jones on June 6th, 2000 08:59 PM [Go to top of thread]

I am more and more going for free standing decks, and not because the houses are moving, but to avoid water damage to the side of the house. It is only a few extra posts.

And except for decks over 4' or more tall, I am beginning to go for not burying the posts. I keep running into too many that are rotted through at ground level at the concrete. Occasionally you see some ground heave too. Mainly the decks are so heavy that with some cross bracing of the posts, they don't move when sitting on concrete pillars (either poured, premade pillars, or just a flat block).

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