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Old 10-30-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
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A day in the life of a deck builder


Welcome to my wheelhouse.

Took us 8 months to get permits for this job. It's engineered for a siesmic zone. Will come complete with a set of stairs, all Feeney cable rails with composite decking.
The plans


The proposed area.

Breaking ground


Hit bedrock but it didn't shake my concrete crew!

So we pull an imaginary Pythagorean
(so to speak) downhill to be be able to get square on the ground with a slope. The math works perfect. Finish floor was to determine top of piers which gave us one of the numbers for the Pythagorean.
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Forgot a shot of the cages and dobies.




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Nice to see there are still orange trees in/near Orange County.
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The City of Yorba Linda abandoned that property as an easement with the condition they take care of the Orange trees and keep them there. We had to go before the city council to get that done. Doesn't hurt to be politically connected either.


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A day, what did you do in the afternoon
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Good grief, no wonder why you charge so much to build decks, that is unreal.

By the way, what is the guy doing hanging by his toes head first in the footing?
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Good grief, no wonder why you charge so much to build decks, that is unreal.

By the way, what is the guy doing hanging by his toes head first in the footing?
That might be the guy sitting on the wall with out shoes.
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Good grief, no wonder why you charge so much to build decks, that is unreal.



By the way, what is the guy doing hanging by his toes head first in the footing?


My guys like to have fun! Lol!


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That deck will push close to 85k. Not too many people have the cahonies ( or stubborn enough, take your pick )to tackle these things. I'll keep posting throughout this build. I still get excited to build these.


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It's not really work when you love what you do (but still nice to get paid for it).
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How deep are the footings? This will be an interesting build.
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10" to daylight


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When we get that drawing they measure it from the bottom of the footing. That would have added a couple more feet of fun.
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When we get that drawing they measure it from the bottom of the footing. That would have added a couple more feet of fun.


That's what my drawing reflects. From the bottom. It doesn't take much to measure. It's a 2:1 slope.


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The arrow points to the footing


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