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  1. #1
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    Mar 2007
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Default Secure Masonry Posts to Decks

    I see a lot of exterior decks and porches. Most are constructed of all wood. A trend seems to be creeping into new construction where masonry posts are constructed and the deck is built on top. Gravity seems to be the fastener of choice to connect the deck to the masonry posts.

    It would seem that there should be some mechanical fastening system similar to where the house is bolted to the foundation to prevent the deck from sliding off the masonry post.

    Can anyone suggest a specific reference that defines how a wood deck should be connected to a brick masonry column?

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Ormond Beach, Florida

    Default Re: Secure Masonry Posts to Decks

    Along with the reinforcing steel down the center of the poured and filled cells would be an embedded anchor bolt at the top, the deck would be attached to that embedded anchor bolt.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( )


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