Extending our small deck (I have no idea what I'm doing)

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    Our current deck is about 10x12 and so we cant fit patio furniture and a grille out there at the same time. Since its not a raised deck (where we could possibly fall to our deaths) I decided to tackle it myself.


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    5-26-13



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    5-29-2013

    So I realized that my house was built on ledge today, there is nothing but rocks in every direction of this build. it was a disaster getting all of them out to dig the holes for the posts.



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    6-6-13

    Getting the tubes and concrete in there



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    6-10-13

    Extra tubing cut along with wood from our local home improvement chain



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    Its so easy to misread the title
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    6-11-13

    Section 1 completed



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    6-15-13

    Knocked down the railing separating the old deck from the new section (with help from my father and son)



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    6-19-13

    Ran into a huge snag, with all the rain the holes keep filling up with water. Everytime I drain the hole it fills up again. turns out that there was a large pool of water behind my house gathering on top of a rock. It took about 2 days with a sump pump to pump it out so I can start working again.



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    6-22-13

    After days of pumping and struggling with it I finally got 2 more posts done. Section 2 if halfway completed. For the next two posts I may have to either pin the wood directly to the rock or attempt to make a small concrete platform on top of the rock (its about 3 inches before I hit rock on one side and 8 inches on the other)




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    Coming along nicely , bet u can't wait till its done !!
    Just move into a new home and still waiting for builders to level the property and pour my cement walkway . Been going back n forth over last month and it seems the heavy rains lately have been puttin off them working . Still debating if I want to put a wood deck or cement stamped deck hitch cost like 5 times more it seems lol good luck

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