Using a very rough, low concrete wall as deck foundation


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Old 06-05-11, 04:23 PM
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Using a very rough, low concrete wall as deck foundation

I'm building a small standalone deck (10'x12') in a cramped area. On one side there is a 2 ft high concrete wall that I'd like to use to hold up one side of the deck. But the top of this wall is very rough and undulating. I need to figure out the best way to attach or rest two or three beams to the top of this wall. Should I try to level it, should I just insert some threaded studs into the rough concrete?

I'd appreciate any ideas about the best way to handle this.

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Old 06-06-11, 11:48 AM
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Lay a pressure treated 2x6 on top of it. Shim as needed to level it.
 
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Old 06-06-11, 04:47 PM
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I should have emphasized how rough the top of this wall is. It's probably 50-80 years old and looks like someone has taken bites out of the top. It's way to uneven to lay a board across.
 
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Post some pics to photobucket.com
 
 

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