Please.....help with deck posts

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Old 05-11-09, 10:06 PM
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Please.....help with deck posts

I have a 16' x 8' 2nd story deck with 10' posts. It is attached to the house on one 16' side and has stairs off one of the 8' sides. The posts are placed at the edges of the concrete on the pad below. The thickness of the concrete is approx. 4". How do I go about adding a proper pier/concrete pour to make a legitimate support for these posts? I really want to avoid removing the posts if at all possible and would be great if it looked good in the end as people are constantly in the backyard. Thanks for the help.

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Are you sure the slab is not thickened at the post support points to allow for the extra load? If not, you could dig out underneath your slab and add additional concrete for more support and then landscape over any concrete that may be showing.
 
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