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I'm not understanding your question.


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What would keep water from going in between the deck and house if I didn't flash the deck to the house?


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Not to mention it looks better having the stucco return to the house at the soffit.


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Very nice. I see a typo ... or i can’t read. The para right under the section title “grade beam details” says you cut a 12” trench, but the para under the first set of pictures calls it a 24” trench.
 

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Mike, nice work as always! :thumbsup:

This is a nice way to do it in a warm climate area where you don't have to meet frost-proof footing depth.
In cold climates, it's doable but since near the house, with a full basement, you would have to go down to the virgin soil which is to the basement's footing depth that would be too much excavation but with properly designed Helical piers it should work.
 

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What would keep water from going in between the deck and house if I didn't flash the deck to the house?
I am a big fan of flashing & maybe I misread but didn't you tie the two structures together or are they still separate? If tied together isn't there a way to avoid that / different flashing? If still separate than sorry I misread how you did it & no matter what my comment stands - real nice work & craftmanship
 

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Sean, Thanks for the kind words. The tie in is strickly cosmetic. The deck is completely self supporting.


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