Questions about: footings

Is the slab you have level, or is it crowned/sloped for drainage? If you're looking to build a deck over it, might not be a bad idea to build a couple drains into the interior to prevent standing water from pooling under there. I'd probably keep the
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1 Choose the attachment options. Do you want your deck attached to your home (meaning it will be adjoined to the walls, use your foundation as a support, and may share a roof)? Or do you want the deck to be detached? The second is the much easier opt
Your instincts are right. Do not bury the wood post!! We always use either a 6 or 8 inch Sonotube filled to slightly above grade or a 36 or 48 inch precast porch post. If you decide to use the tubes, here is a little trick: when you start filling the
You can use a local static variable, if you don't care about thread-safety. Although, this will only give you a proper count the first time you run your recursive routine. A better technique would be a RAII guard-type class which contains an internal
Concrete piers are used in a project such as building a deck because they provide a durable, solid base that can bear. .
Your instincts are right. Do not bury the wood post!! We always use either a 6 or 8 inch Sonotube filled to slightly above grade or a 36 or 48 inch precast porch post. If you decide to use the tubes, here is a little trick: when you start filling the
and then install it as in the "red" box in this picture: Could I use the 4x6 bracket for 4x8 lumber? Or best, is there one bracket purposely built for 4x8 lumber? I could buy a new 4x6 for this but would rather use the existing 4x8 that already layin
Wind stress and possibly snow load are factors your pergola must be designed to withstand. Here's my suggestion: Plan the placement of your pergola on the deck. Install concrete footings below the deck for each post