This project is moving right along, and at this moment, I'm the most proud of those fiberglass post sleeves. The saga behind them has been going on since April 22nd, so I'm very relieved and proud to see them in this photo :) Just a day in the life of the construction world. Keep checking back for our progress with this covered deck.
On a safety note - Last night I went to a deck estimate and saw the neighbor's deck, which is making me predict a deck failure in the near future. Aesthetically beautiful, but pretty doesn't mean safe. Everyone wants all the bells and whistles now to have an outdoor living space with interior conveniences, and this elevated deck had it all, except for any underneath support for about a 2000 lb. fireplace that had been installed on a cantilevered area. The cantilever is already pointing south, and won't last much longer. I realize Joe Homeowner hires someone to build their deck because they don't have the knowledge, they don't want to do it themselves, and their trust goes into that "pro", but homeowners, you do need to be proactive in what's taking place around your home. If you never learn anything else about your home, learn at least 2 things.....one being your framing members and supports (concrete and other products) how they work, and what they do. The second being, how to keep your home water and moisture tight. I could go on all day regarding these two areas. I left a small note of advice. I'm not trying to grab another job. I don't care who they hire. I just don't want to hear of anyone else getting injured in another deck failure.