the actual build out of the deck took us two solid weekends and a babysitter. my husband and i did this entirely ourselves, so a few extra hands could have made this go a little faster. materials used: 52 deck block concrete piers; 15 16 foot, 2×6 treated lumber; 35 16 foot x 6 foot veranda composite deck boards; 1 8 foot, 4×4 treated lumber
pier blocks make it easy to create a deck, porch or patio. the average do-it-yourself homeowner with minimal carpentry skills can easily create a good-looking, functional deck in a day's work. the piers are simple to install and provide adequate stability for wood decks. square concrete block with no large chips or breaks
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concrete deck piers are precast concrete blocks that are set on a bed of gravel, eliminating the need to dig post holes. moulded into the top of each one are slots and a square recess. the slots on a concrete deck pier hold 47mm joists and the hole is for a 100 x 100mm post- necessary when building on uneven terrain or creating different deck
since the inception of deck blocks in 1988 in the usa, instant foundation blocks have been the preferred method for creating a strong and stable foundation for many professional and diy projects worldwide. can i use deck pier blocks instead of footings? december 13 2017. a deck pier block is in many ways just a simplified version of a
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composite decking materials are becoming very popular, but many have been tested and approved for installation on joists spaced 12 inches on center, not 16 inches or 24 inches. you will need to check with the individual manufacturer's specifications. deck joists often cantilever beyond the outer girder.
the small bearing area of pier blocks is limited in supporting much load. therefore, beam and joist spans must be limited and more blocks must be used over typical construction. overall, pier blocks are best suited for low- or ground-level decks, where smaller framing materials are common and additional posts and blocks are not an eyesore.