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Old 10-22-2018, 11:00 PM   #1
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Deck Over A Steep Grade. ( 2:1 )


Finally got permits for this after about 8 months. Broke ground today. I'll be posting progress pics as we go along. This deck will be getting 'Trex Island Mist' with a herring bone pattern. Will have a seamboard up the center with a picture frame border. Cable rails will be a combo of Trex and Feeney. Not sure the exact combination yet. That's TBD. Here's the plan.


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Old 10-22-2018, 11:07 PM   #2
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is this another one besides the one with the monster pier footings....

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Old 10-23-2018, 12:14 AM   #3
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is this another one besides the one with the monster pier footings....


Same one. I convinced him to ditch the first engineer and we used mine. Piers are now 10 feet to daylight. With a 2:1 slope that makes them only 5' deep. Probably saved him 30k.


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Same one. I convinced him to ditch the first engineer and we used mine. Piers are now 10 feet to daylight. With a 2:1 slope that makes them only 5' deep. Probably saved him 30k.


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They got the right man for the job! This will be a fun one, nice plans too.


I hate the DDTs on guardrail posts though but..... I find them more difficult to level later


When you say herringbone do you mean alternate pattern on large sections or literally individual boards?
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Definitely a good place to enjoy the view.
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They got the right man for the job! This will be a fun one, nice plans too.


I hate the DDTs on guardrail posts though but..... I find them more difficult to level later


When you say herringbone do you mean alternate pattern on large sections or literally individual boards?

Two large opposing sections.


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Day two.


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What kind of inspection schedule do you have over there?

Can you stay productive while waiting in between?
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This must be in the Earth-Quake and Mudslide Free Zone in California....

If the top 3-4' of soil on the hillside is migrating down hill every time the Earth shakes or it rains more than an inch, the remaining 1-2' of unmoving soil should hold fast?

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The hills in California don't melt every time it rains more than an inch. The problems occur when there's been a wildfire and all the growth is gone. Couple that with a deluge and problems can and do crop up.

Regarding earthquakes most of the times one is not at the maximum danger area of an earthquake and all that happens is the ground shakes a little or a little more.
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This must be in the Earth-Quake and Mudslide Free Zone in California....

If the top 3-4' of soil on the hillside is migrating down hill every time the Earth shakes or it rains more than an inch, the remaining 1-2' of unmoving soil should hold fast?

Hope your PE is well insured.

It will work, till one moment it doesn't
There's millions of houses, decks, commercial buildings, S%$T, all kinds of structures here, that don't fall down with every earthquake.

Believe it or not, there's actually 30 million people that live here, despite earthquakes.

Who'd a thunked it.
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What kind of inspection schedule do you have over there?

Can you stay productive while waiting in between?


I can call for inspection next day.


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This must be in the Earth-Quake and Mudslide Free Zone in California....



If the top 3-4' of soil on the hillside is migrating down hill every time the Earth shakes or it rains more than an inch, the remaining 1-2' of unmoving soil should hold fast?



Hope your PE is well insured.



It will work, till one moment it doesn't


There's a structural retaining wall below holding the ground back. You take care of your stuff and my engineers will take care of me.


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There's millions of houses, decks, commercial buildings, S%$T, all kinds of structures here, that don't fall down with every earthquake.



Believe it or not, there's actually 30 million people that live here, despite earthquakes.



Who'd a thunked it.


Yep, that hillside has been there for a very long time. Like most mountainous hillsides in Cali. If that hillside were to collapse the least thing they would be worried about would be that deck. Their whole house depends on it. Hence the reason for the massive retaining wall below.


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Nice place to enjoy a morning coffee.

What's the gripe factor from neighbors on something like that? No problems due to the side setbacks, or do folks get persnickety about things that creep into their view?
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Nice place to enjoy a morning coffee.

What's the gripe factor from neighbors on something like that? No problems due to the side setbacks, or do folks get persnickety about things that creep into their view?


They can get persnickety all they want . we went to the city council and got approved. This gentleman is extremely well connected that's all I'm going to say.



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Hit some hard ass dirt.


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There's a structural retaining wall below holding the ground back. You take care of your stuff and my engineers will take care of me.


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Hes always flexing his knowledge muscles whether it makes sense or not.


I've noticed that.


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