In addition, deck foundations must be connected to the structure to prevent lateral movement caused by high winds, earthquakes, and frost heave. In most regions of the country, that means securing support posts to the foundation with code-approved metal connectors, or having the ends of posts set on concrete deck blocks buried at least 12 inches below grade (the top of the soil). Here are your options: Precast concrete deck blocks are popular for building decks. Some are made with
Badly damaged slab. A concrete slab in this condition has to be either broken up and carted away or decked over. This was the ultimate bad patio: severely cracked and cratered, some areas raised by frost, others sunken after 50 years of settling. Originally, it was tiled, then the tile was chiseled you raise the patio (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 in.). On concrete steps, that's a straightforward job: You can treat them just like the patio, screwing sleepers to the treads and risers and decking over them.
17 Aug 2017 post anchor is designed to be fastened to a concrete slab. In many areas, an overhead on a concrete slab is allowable if the slab is at least 3 1/2 inches thick and each post can support combined “live” and “dead” loads of up to 750 pounds (a ”live” load comes from stress exerted by wind, people, and the like; a “dead” load comes from the weight of the structure itself). To secure an overhead to an already-existing slab, you must place each post in a post anchor.
26 Jan 2015 I built a deck at the rear and below it is a concrete patio. Is there a minimum anchor type that I need to anchor the posts down onto the concrete slab below? Here's a picture of what I have. My contractor did this and I think that it is insufficiently anchored. What do you think?" Here's Andy's deck post. See the tiny L-bracket on the right side of the post? Photo credit: Andrew Binosa. BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAAAHAHAAH! I think your contractor is an idiot.
4 Mar 2011 Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Published on Mar 4, 2011. This video shows you how to build the base of a deck foundation or concrete deck footing, using QUIKRETE® QUIK-TUBE Building Forms. Successfully construct a solid concrete footing for your deck or other permanent structures, using a QUIK-TUBE® Building Form, QUIKRETE® All-Purpose Gravel and QUIKRETE® 5000.
The slab itself is about 7'' off the ground. Can I put decking strait on the cement slab without any joists??? It would make my life easier if I could because the dek-blocks plus the framing makes the decking the perfect height to do this. Will this cause my deck to rot or be unstable? yes,here is no problem ,you can put decking strait on the cement slab.also i think,if possible, with the help of proper deck builders, wrap the bottom of the posts with DPC to prevent from external
13 Dec 2014 How to Remove a Deck post in Concrete slab. I used the circular saw to cut around the 6×6 deck post, then sawed a wedge on the far side so it would fall into the backyard like felling a tree. The circular saw couldn't quite cut completely through the post and I finished the cut with a handsaw while pushing on the post. Success! The deck didn't fall on me and the temporary support post is holding steady. Note the cable winch is still in place pulling the deck together.
5 Apr 2012 1. atomicbrain94015 months ago. You can't do it. Boy, you can't do this.ON CONCRETE.. Read more. Show less. Reply 1. Michelle Sykes9 months ago. how much spacing should you have between each one for a two ft fence please. Read more. Show less. Reply 1. Loading View reply. View reply. Hide replies. Alan Rose1 year ago. very nice. Read more. Show less. Reply 1. Connie Masters2 years ago. Will this work with chain link fence posts?. Read more.