Deck Post Surrounded by Soil
This particular deck post was originally surrounded by soil but after I put the patio down the front side is no longer surrounnded by soil. The patio is level with the footing.
Is it ok to have the soil right next to the post? For the most part the grade is pitched away from the post.
I have a well drained soil (mainly sandy) and I did put river pebbles right behind the post so it wasn't moist soil right against it. I don't know if this is better thing to do or not.
Your feedback is appreciated!