Helical Pile Deck Foundations

A New Jersey deck builder liked helical piles so much he started a new business

About two years ago, I stumbled upon a photo of a deck project that wasn't built on concrete piers, and I emailed the contractor to inquire about what he had used. His answer - helical piles - changed my business.




Curved Deck on a Flood-Prone Riverbank

A unique multi-level structure is built to withstand 20-foot floods

A stair landing should be framed like a small deck capable of supporting 40-psf live loads and 10-psf dead loads. Some inspectors may also require the landing to support 300-pound concentrated loads, like a stair tread.

Mid-Stair Landings

Should a landing be treated as part of the stairs or as a separate deck?

Wahoo Glass Panel Railing

Wicking channels in the brackets prevent water from accumulating


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