On Feb 15, 2:08 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Since no one else answered the question...
Yes, they build 6" block - should be available at any place sellign
block but you may have to special order. I got mine from a 'block'
place that sold nothing but concrete products. If you are going to
lay them flat, they should be a coreless ones - those I don't know if
On Feb 15, 5:08 am, email@example.com wrote:
Ah, yeah... Why is your "deck" not properly secured to the ground ?
If it is resting on blocks then I can imagine several scenarios where
it could "move" or "tip" on its own... Sounds very unsafe...
You should properly build your deck including securing it to posts
which are firmly attached to the concrete pads (are these footings
or just surface pads) for support and make sure since you are in a
wintery area that the deck supports go down into the ground at
least four feet to prevent heaving due to the ground freezing...
oh yeah its far better to reshim every year, and someone said the
decks 3 feet high.
if the deck that high has a problem with a elderly person on it, bad
things can happen.....
besides at home sale time the deck will be a big issue, a buyer
probably cant get homeowners insurance with such a hazard, no
homeowners insurance no home sale:(
He never said that he has frost heave. He just said he needs to lower
it a little because it is too high. He gave us no information that
would suggest the quality of the construction is shoddy. The only
thing we know is that it is not tied down to the ground. In many
places that may be a code violation. No matter what the size of the
deck it weighs hundred of pounds so it's not going to move just
because it is sitting on blocks. For hundreds of years houses have
been built just sitting on top of stoneor block. The tie down
requirement is to keep it form going airborne in a tornado. Read the
posts and don't make assumptions about things that are not said.
certinally building codes are only general advice on not based on law,
safety, or anything else.
building codes are only to create troubles for homeowners. and home
buyers at sales time....
by the way it might be easier to put a roof over at least part of the
deck, so ice and snow cant accumulate
Building codes are generally a good idea and should be followed. If
you are going to disregard one it is best if you fully understand the
reason for the code and have rationalized why it is not an issue for
you. If you are not sure then you should just follow the code. Not
every part of the country requires tie downs on structures.
LOL... Yeah too people who know what they are doing...
But to someone who doesn't... ROFL, well the lumber is *used* so
that means they need to get new stuff so they can cut on it and
hammer nails into fresh wood...
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