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.

MB Deck- before, side

Aside from the warped deck the degree of uneven surface can be seen here.

Aside from the warped deck the degree of uneven surface can be seen here.

MB Deck in progress

Complete! Landed right on the existing stairs but with proper spacing and support.

Complete! Landed right on the existing stairs but with proper spacing and support.

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.

It starts with new footings

It starts with new footings

The small section on the left was the original depth that ran to the end of the house.

Triple deck- framing

Here's the nearly finished product.

Here’s the nearly finished product.