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Deck framing and attachment, deck building

Experience in the area

26 years Construction experiance 5 years in business for myself

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NADRA

Education/Credentials

colledge, and union apprenticeship program.

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Recent Answers from Mark Morsching

2015-06-18 Wood posts replacement:

I would use 6"X 6" post's, either green treated for ground contact, or cedar posts. I would also use Simpson strong tie post base bracket's on the bottom so the post is 1" off the ground. Simpson strong

2015-05-28 attaching deck to raised slab house:

I would make a free standing, deck. Meaning I would have 3 footings down each side of the deck to carry the roof load. I would use wedge anchors in the brick, not for structural support but only to keep

2014-10-15 TimberTech decking vs.Genovations decking:

I have used TimberTeck decking but have never used Genovations. I can tell you though me favorite decking is Azek decking. I have been using it since it was called Pro Cell and have never had any issues

2014-05-28 safe surface for a wooden swing set:

I would think a swing would cause no problems for the deck, I would attach the swing to the Joist so it does not tip over. I would also make sure the joist you attach the swing to have Simpson DTT2T ties

2013-01-27 deck question:

I have been a carpenter for almost 29 years, and have done 12" centers before also. I have staggered the screws on the joist (right side then left side then right side ...ect) the hole length of the board

 

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