home improvement


Question by  elizabethestel (14)

What is involved in building a deck post footer?

I am in the process of renovating my deck and need to build a new footer, but do not know how to do so with out my deck falling down.


Answer by  joeinphilly (388)

Build temporary supports to hold the deck 3' away from both sides of the existing footer. Remove the supports that are holding the deck from the old footer. Now you should have the room to work on replacing the footer while the deck is supported.


Answer by  Deb43 (579)

Brace or jack up your existing deck to support it before you remove the old posts. You need digging implements, water, new posts, and cement or concrete mix. Building codes vary from region to region. Dig holes to required depth, set new posts, add concrete mix, fill remaining hole with dirt.

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