The inspection of the deck support posts revealed there are missing footings. Defects found on decks will compromise its structural stability, safety, and may shorten its useful life. Consult with a qualified contractor for the installation of proper footings.
That’s my narrative, feel free to rip it apart. :twisted:
I don’t even consider those footings and don’t comment on them, just that there are missing footings like I find on most decks.
the makers of these show specific layout and height requirements to make a floating deck, which can be found in any home depot. Next to the blocks of course.
These are not recommeded for anything over 18inces off the ground.
95%+ of the decks I inspect have something wrong. I write it all up but I always include a note to make modifications to the deck to bring it up to current standards, although many are not built right they can still be salvaged, IMO.
That is hilarious and without a doubt did not get a permit. Worried a little about side to side motion and attaching it to the house, at least here that could never work and would fall after the first winter.
I have no trouble putting on my report. Start from scratch.
Better to kill the deal then hurt some innocent people.
Good idea. The client asked me the best way to fix it, since I have experience in deck building/repair. I could tell he wasn’t very handy, and would definitely need to hire a contractor, and everything I told him went right over his head.
The scary part? He’s a Mechanical Engineering Professor at a local college!
If you come across these pier blocks quite often maybe something like this.
“The use of above grade pier blocks lack the proper footing requirements needed to safely support this type of structure. Refer to a licensed qualified contractor to review this installation and any corrective repairs.”