Is this acceptable for premium grade deck wood?

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Is this acceptable for premium grade deck wood?

I've been dealing with a shifty contractor. I paid extra for him to use "higher" grade wood. I took some pics of some of the posts, is this normal or should I be saying something?Name:  Deck (2).jpg
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Those posts are unacceptable to me, they would only be ok in areas that are not seen but not where they are. I would make them change them and not pay them until they do.
 
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Although #2 lumber is only graded on two sides, a decent contractor would have at least picked better posts without all the slabs. Also, measure your risers from the top of a tread to the top of the next one. What do you have?
 
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Not sure on the measurement you are asking for. There are a few more poles that all have this scarring on them. I"m not worried structurally, and I don't mind it too much, but I just wanted to know if that much scarring is normal from a contractor who promised high quality wood and charged more for it.
 
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I think Larry was wondering about the step size and rise measurement to see if it follows code. How wide/deep the treads are and how high each is above the last.

The decking looks good to me as I've seen a lot worse. Since you paid a premium the contractor should have paid more attention the lumber and culled the suspect ones. I suspect he ordered the premium grade but then just nailed/screwed up whatever was sent out.
 
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