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Hugh Anderson

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#1 posted 08-01-2011 06:55 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. To answer the questions, the deck is only a couple of inches off the ground at the house side, and about 9 inches at the front. Size will be 23.75’ along the house by 13’ projection. The piers are 6’ apart (both directions) so looks like plenty of support. Each is 6.5 inches across.

Here is a pic of a pier that is outwit the proposed new area, with a little crumbling of the concrete – you can see the reinforcing.

@ NotVeryGood – A couple of quick questions if that’s ok.

1. Gravity works as an accepted method??? The original deck was just sitting on the piers, didn’t know if it would be acceptable as a new method.

2. Shimming the deck – what’s considered acceptable for the shims? And what about securing them? I will go off and see if I can find a detail on this, but any info would be appreciated.

Thank you so much!!!!


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