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Reparing deck

Posted by ctyler4 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 17, 11 at 16:39

Hi everyone, I just found this forum and have a question hopefully someone can help me with. The last tenant that was renting my home decided to "work" on the deck. He cut one of the corner support post, opened a 2" gap and then spliced the post back together with an outside board. He was evicted for a million other reasons but now the whole deck is leaning backwards. I really do not want to tear it down and restart but I do need it to be safe since I rent the house out. The deck is less than 5 yrs old. Any suggestions???

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RE: Reparing deck

Basically you jack up the deck and replace the post. It's hard to tell from the picture but there should be a steel post base to connect the post to the concrete to prevent the post from shifting.


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RE: Reparing deck

I don't know who built your deck but it looks like it has serious problems with the footings/posts. Though the tenant should have obviously called you and not have tried to fix it themselves. I'd have somebody check the footings and then replace/plumb all the posts.


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RE: Reparing deck

Thank you both very much! I appreciate the advice! The deck had just been built when we bought the house, but it does look like we will be replacing all of the posts.


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My Deck comes off my 2nd floor and was built in 87. Now the deck appears to be settling and I dought they put proper footings in to support the weight of the deck. How costly is it too just have someone raise the deck and replace the post there are about 8 that need to be reset?


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