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Building Deck close to a concrete surface

I would like to build a wooden deck on top of an existing concrete patio. The top of the deck will only be 8.5 inches above the concrete. How do I proceed?

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How to Remove Titan Post Anchor from a post

I realized made a mistake on the 4X4 wood post after installing the anchor. How can I remove the anchor from the post? Editor's Comments This is an interesting

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Using Drywall Screws For Building A Deck

I recently had a deck built and when a friend came to look at it I was told the contractor should not have used drywall screws on the Pressure Treated

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Railing height for screened in deck in Ontario

We are screening in our deck and as part of this project we'll need to replace the existing railing. The deck is approximately 10 ft. above ground level.

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Railing height behind outdoor BBQ counter top

What is the typical code requirement for a counter top near a railing? If the countertop is built into the railing (like at the perimeter of a deck) and

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Titan Deck Foot Anchor and IRC Code For Free Standing Decks

Does the Titan deck foot meet all IRC building code requirements for footings (floating deck only). The county planning board must have this information.

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Deck blocks or ledger attached deck when building a deck on disturbed soil

What would should one do when building a deck on or over disturbed soil such as back fill? Would it be wise to use a surface resting deck block or a ledger

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Attaching Railing Post to a 4x8 Beam and Flush 2x8 Joist

I am rebuilding a front porch with composite, and reusing the framing. The framing connects 2x8 joists to a 4x8 beam directly. Most of what I see puts

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Replacing or Repairing Rotting Deck Support Posts

One of the three main deck support posts supporting my deck is rotting just above the ground. The other 2 may be starting to rot just below the ground.

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Railing height and deck tiles on condo balconies

I am on the Board of Directors at a condo, and currently there is a debate raging regarding the issue of allowing or not allowing deck tiles on balconies.

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