Slop or a Sagging Post

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Old 05-07-18, 04:50 AM
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Slop or a Sagging Post

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New to the forum. Could you guys take a look at this for me? What is going on with this corner? It looks to me like the footing has sunk over the years (next to a drainage pipe). The person who built it said it was sloped when built for water runoff. From the center of the deck to that left corner is about a 3/4" drop.

Thoughts? Replace the post?
 
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Have you ruled out the possibility that the one to the right is actually being heaved "up" by frost instead of the one to the left sinking ?

What State are you in and how deep are our footings ?
 
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Thanks. Located in MA. Footings should be 48", but not sure if that is actually the depth.
 
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Which way do the deck boards run? It's fairly common to have a slight slope with the direction of the boards. I'd extend that drain pipe enough to get it past the deck post.
 
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Boards are running parallel with the deck.
 
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Since the top of the railing and deck to the right seem parallel to the house's windows and siding I assume none of that has moved. The corner does appear to have sunk as it is not parallel to anything on the house so I vote that the pier/footing has sunk or they just screwed-up when building the deck.
 
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Looks like that drainage pipe has already washed some of the soil away from around that post.

Are the posts in the footers, or just setting on top of them?
 
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The posts are sitting on top of the footers.
 
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You will need to support the deck while you make the repair. Remove that corner post. Posts on top of the footers usually have stand offs o the wood does not touch the concrete. You may get lucky and with the addition of a stand off, be able to level the deck. Take measurements and determine how off the section is and see if a standard stand off will help in your situation.
 
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