Wood Post and Footing Foundation Question
I took apart an old deck. The deck posts were placed onto concrete with a J bolt sticking out (rusted) and into the posts.
When i took the deck apart the posts were rotting because they didn't use a weather treated wood.
With a freestanding deck, does the footing have to be firmly secured into the concrete or does the structure of the deck prevent it from toppling over? Do i need to redo the concrete foundation?