building a deck with posts can ruin your backyard as well as can be costly. read this easy step by step guide of how to build a deck without digging holes.
building a ground-level deck these blocks are dug in to the desired depth right into the ground without any need for a concrete base in most circumstances. my personal preference is to dig the holes an additional 6 inches and fill the holes with crushed gravel to the level needed. the gravel will allow water to drain away from the base of
begin by sloping the earth away from the building and out from under the deck, to create positive drainage. if possible, consider digging the earth beneath the deck frame deeper than the surrounding area, then backfilling with crushed stone. any water will flow through the stones, without being wicked up close to the deck framing.
you'll need the post layout marked before you begin. for details on creating a post layout, see how to build a deck: design and layout. to help prevent rotting, this deck will have wooden posts attached to concrete footers above ground. dig the holes six inches deeper than the required frost line depth for your area, and slightly wider
building a deck on a slope can be tricky, but you can easily do it when you know what steps to follow. the disadvantages to building a deck on a slope include the fact that the ground isnt flat and you wont be able to build a structure thats level.
building a deck over a concrete footing is done for a variety of reasons. they include drainage of water under the deck, keeping the timber away from the ground, stabilize the construction, and also to keep air flowing under the deck. decks without footings. building a large deck, that is attached to a house, should be built on deck footings
smart screw pile deck footing for deck. if you are in the deck building business or even if you are building your own deck, you should definitely consider the groundplug easy mounting system tm for your deck footing solution.. it will save you hours and hours of heavy digging, picking up concrete footings at the hardware store or waiting for your poured concrete footings to dry.