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Another deck thread... but different because it's ground level between 4 walls with hot tub

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by champy, 8 Jun 2018.

  1. champy

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    I'm sure this has been posted but after searching through all the archives i'm still a little unsure.

    I'm building a ground level deck 3x6m in a yard surrounded by 4 brick walls, the ground is currently just mud and clay soil under that. I'm just a little unsure of the footings, mainly because of the walls and the weight of the hot tub that will be going on it.

    The two options i'm considering are:

    Just rest it on the ground but I figured this would be difficult to level and rot a lot quicker.

    Or joists spanning the 3m length, have ledger board on each side with a central support for all joists consisting of a wooden post resting on either a poured concrete footing, or breeze block.

    I'd really appreciate your opinions on either option.
     
  2. Tigercubrider

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    There are plastic screw type jacks. Could you place paving slabs then jacks to support the rails?
    Adjust to get the fall

    Any moisture should be below the wood
     
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