When it comes to building a deck, homeowners must decide between using pier blocks or concrete footings. Pier blocks are easy to install and ideal for smaller decks built at or near ground level, while concrete footings require more labour but provide greater strength and stability for your deck. Consequently, the choice of which one
The smaller the deck joists, the lower the deck can be to the ground. Also, the smaller the joists, the less the deck will cost. Which raises the question, can 2x6 be used for deck joists? Or are 2x6s to small for deck joists? You can use 2x6 as deck joists if the deck is
Deck footings are the most important part of a deck, for they support the entire deck. If a joist fails, its bad but can be repaired. A deck footing failing, and your entire deck will need to be rebuilt. Getting the deck footing right is essential to enjoying your deck for years to come. What is the required Deck Footing Depth? Deck footing must be a minimum 6” (150mm) below the local frost line. We all experience winter differently and so the frost depth varies also.
Concrete deck blocks are primitive building materials that look similar to children’s toys that snap together to build things. Their purpose is to spread out the extreme concentrated loads at the bottom of wooden deck posts onto strong soil. They...