DECK POSTS ON CONCRETE PATIO

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Old 03-16-01, 06:40 AM
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I AM BUILDING A LOW TO THE GROUND DECK ( 14 INCHES ) TO COVER A CONCRETE PATIO. MY PLANS CALL FOR DECK POSTS OR CONCRETE FOOTINGS THAT ARE POSITIONED DIRECTLY ON THE OLD PATIO. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ACOMPLISH THIS?
 
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Old 03-16-01, 05:32 PM
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Use Simpson post bases where your posts will be located. Use an AB, an ABA, or an ABE base sized to your post. You'll find these at any lumber yard or big box store that carries Simpson products (and most of them do). Any of these bases will keep the wood post from sitting directly on the concrete, so it can't draw moisture. You can anchor them to the slab with either red heads, or 1/4" drive pin anchors. If you don't have a hammer drill to drill the holes in the concrete, rent one. You'll be putting in 1 or 2 holes per base.
 
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