New deck over demolished pool

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Old 11-26-06, 07:35 AM
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New deck over demolished pool

Our homes previous owned demolished the in ground pool in the back yard and filled it with debris and river rock. We'd like to build a 12' x 12' wood deck over the spot where the pool was but don't know how to anchor it so that it will remain level.
Has anyone else faced this situation?
 
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Where are you? - That will dictate how deep you must be. More information is really needed.

Typical concrete posts or Sonotubes will not be adequate support on an unknown fill. You will need some sort of a concrete footing pad.

Select your post locations and dig to the required depth. That will give an idea of what you have to deal with. At that point, you can build a wide footing or go deeper to find better soil.

If you were building a big deck, you could justify a power auger and just go deep, but that is probably not practical.

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Old 11-26-06, 01:51 PM
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New deck over demolished pool

We are in Arizona. Unfortunately when he demolished the pool he only removed the cool decking, the cement body and rebar are still in the ground. I've asked for quotes for a cement pad and no one will do it because they can't guarantee the rocks won't sift and cause cracking. The pool is 10 feet at it's deepest and 3 in the shallow end. We know which end is which and can guess where the stairs still are - if we sind the corner posts to the depth of the shallow end will that be enough to stabilize the deck itself? How would we sink them through the rocks and depris without having to remove all of either.





Originally Posted by Concretemasonry
Where are you? - That will dictate how deep you must be. More information is really needed.

Typical concrete posts or Sonotubes will not be adequate support on an unknown fill. You will need some sort of a concrete footing pad.

Select your post locations and dig to the required depth. That will give an idea of what you have to deal with. At that point, you can build a wide footing or go deeper to find better soil.

If you were building a big deck, you could justify a power auger and just go deep, but that is probably not practical.

Dick
 
 

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