We show you how to extend a minimum. Allow the new deck base to be installed for 24 to 48 hours, depending on weather conditions, and then replace the cover post on the repaired deck base. You may need to trim the deck post, depending on the new height of the repaired deck base. You can excavate the old base where it is accessible, even if it means digging an offset hole to get it out.
Replace a sonotube in the hole, 6 above the bottom and fill the tube 2 above level for a short pole or mount the clip on the platform after removing the old pole and run the concrete to the clip. Place a wooden shape at the bottom of the hole if the offset is too large. Remove grass or stone from the bottom of the deck pole. Aim along the bottom of the pole with a screwdriver or an awl.
If the wood is fluffy or the parts come off easily, you will need to replace the pole. Start by nailing 2x4s or 2x6s together to use as temporary braces. Place the wood scraps on the floor to get a pad less than 3 feet away. From the post being replaced, place a hydraulic jack on it.
Cut the clamp to size, place one end on the jack, and place the other end under the tire joist. Slowly lift the brace until it is tight. Be careful not to overdo it. You're just bracing the deck, not raising it.
If you hear the joists creaking, stop. Next, place a second clamp on the other side of the post (Photo. If you don't have cats, you can rent them. Accordingly, it is important to install new platform shoes that are 12-24 inches in diameter to provide an area wide enough to support a significant portion of the platform's weight.
Deck railings offer fall protection, which becomes more essential the higher the platform is above the ground. You will also need planning permission to repair the platform shoes, as work will need to be done to code before it can be considered finished. If you notice any signs of wear and tear, you should make a decision to repair or replace your deck. The platform is bolted to the house on two sides, and the rest of the platform is supported by 4x4 posts on concrete feet.
The reinforcement must hold a sufficient amount of the platform in an upright position to support the entire platform when exposing the shoes. That's why, along with deck construction, professional deck builders also need to know how to determine whether to repair or replace and how to talk to their customers about it.
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