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Old 10-06-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
 
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Hi - I have a mobile home with an 8 x 8 extension which is actually part of the deck, rather than part of the home. The supporting beam at the back of this is rotten and needs replacing. Is it as simple as jacking up the area above the beam, ensuring it is supported and then removing the rotten one and inserting a new one?

The deck is in three sections with the porch being on the middle one and it kind of 'floats'.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as i am, obviously, somewhat inexperienced in this field.

Thanks!!
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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yes, it should be that simple. Support the deck then build a proper footing and new post. Set the deck down on new post after concrete cures a day or two.
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Great. and yes, I plan to increase the support below anyway. Just wasn't sure if replacing the beam would be as 'simple" as i initially thought. Thanks.
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