raise a deck

Old 07-26-01, 09:00 PM
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I recently purchased some property where the previous owners had a 16'x8' wooden deck that just lays on the ground. I would like to raise it up approx. 2' to get it off the ground and make it level with the door. What are your suggestions. My thought was to build girders and set the deck on top of them but how should I secure the deck to that?? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 07-31-01, 09:32 PM
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Pour concrete footings and i reccomend post on top of beam with hurricane or USP type clips to attatch joists to beams

HOpe this helps-------josh

PS keep the deck 1-2" lower than your door -don't want water backing up over your threshold

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