A Concrete-Free Deck Foundation

A Concrete-Free Deck Foundation

This grade-level freestanding deck is supported by metal post anchors and steel plates instead of concrete piers.

California builder Richard Houghton is my kind of guy … literally. And he’s your kind of guy too, if one of our recent Reader’s Surveys – which found that more than 80% of PDB readers (or at least the PDB readers who responded to this particular poll question) are over the age of 50 – is accurate. So when he told me that he had come to dread digging deep holes and lugging heavy bags of concrete for footings, I could relate. That’s a young man’s game.

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  • Rob Taylor Reply

    Thanks a lot for the great tips!
    Here’s another one. If your fence is susceptible or already suffering from rot, adding plants and flowers to your landscaping scheme is not a good idea. You’ll want to get those out of the way of the fence. The moisture that these plants need to survive is the same moisture, which can be deadly for your fence.

    January 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm

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