Concrete support post anchors free standing deck
I'm starting with support posts for a free standing deck that are than 15" tall and secured to the concrete footing with a Simpson post anchor and a 1/2" bolt set into the concrete.
But the posts do not seem rigid enough and I don't want to rely on angle braces from the posts to joist framing to correct it.
For a free-standing deck should the support posts be completely rigid? Maybe I need to tight bolt nut more?