I live in the Toronto, Canada area and am planning on building a deck
in the next few weeks. I have two co-workers who used dek blocks to
build their decks and also anchored the deck to their houses. They
swear by using the deck blocks and have had no issues with their decks
moving or any damage caused by the floating deck and the anchoring to
I am debating using the dek blocks vs. cement footings. Dek blocks
certainly do seem easier then cement footings. I am wondering if
anyone in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has used dek blocks and
anchored their deck to the house and if it has caused any issues. I
don't know how much movement would occur from frost in the GTA.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.