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Old 06-16-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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?'s concerning my deck


my place was built in 2008, i have 2 decks, one at the front which is a second level entry. and the back deck is off my kitchen. my question is as follows... 1: it seems as if the main support 6x6 are just resting on concrete. and the wood looks like it is going to split in 2, there are cracks 3mm spanding over 3 feet long. i know this is not normal, but my builder says it is.... WHATTTT hahaha. 2: is there any likely hood of this deck falling over? i have a 1 yr old who is learning how to walk...and it concerns me a great deal. any help at all would be great.

my place is a 2 level condo unit, and these decks in my eyes, are not up to code, however they did past inspection, so im told.

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p.s i do have some pix if you want to see what im talking about

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Pictures would help a lot.
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here is a pic....


here is a pic.... this is a 4x4 that supports the stairs

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Cracks in PT are fairly common, I'd say the Norm
I never post a post directly on cement or in cement
That doesn't look like it is attached to the cement at all, are the other deck posts ?



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thx for reply... i understand cracks are norm... but some of the cracks span from top to bottom.. and the 2x10 supports under the stairs are cracked on both sides at the same place... is that normal?

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Very hard to state anything without seeing it...more pics would help

I have seen cracks like the 1st pic, I have never worried about them



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If movement is a concern from slippage on the concrete you can screw and angle bracket into the post and into the slab.
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I'd be more concerned about the concrete if it was that new!

Unless, of course, they were going for the exposed aggregate look................
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