This deck was being replaced because the homeowner was tired walking through the bowl that had settled just outside the door and kicking it’s one high spot. Turns out the high spot was the only “post” under the deck. And it was only 8 inches tall.
This homeowner hired me to triple the size of his existing deck. He removed the old one after poor construction methods- the lag bolts holding the deck to the house went through siding- created serious water damage.
The small section on the left was the original depth that ran to the end of the house.