Need to lower one area of my deck


Old 04-10-11, 03:04 PM
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Need to lower one area of my deck

The corner of my deck rose about 4 inches higher than the rest of the deck during the winter. What is the easiest way to lower it? It is a wood deck.
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Old 04-10-11, 06:09 PM
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Welcome to the forums! How deep were your footings? Were your posts installed using post bases attached both to the footer and the post itself?
It will settle back down, but it ain't right. The footings most likely were not of the proper size, nor were they deep enough for your frost depth. Was there a permit pulled for the deck? That will tell if the contractor used (or was supposed to use) proper techniques. You can post pictures of it, too.
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That post will need to be cut free and remved and a new post installed in concrete set below the frost level in your area. We use 2 bags of concrete per post, not just one, In some areas where there's severe frost thaw you will need a Big Foot.
Google "Big Foot footing" and see if it comes up.
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