First big project: Extending deck
Step 1. Remove layer of "grass"
Step 2. Dig holes for 4x4 posts. The post are located 5 ft apart and 10 ft away from the exiting post. Code states that the span between posts should not be longer than 8 ft, but since I'll interconnect the new and existing supporting beams I can set them 10 ft aside.
Step 3. Pour Concrete.
Step 4. Remove deck boards from existing deck to expose the post and support beam
Step 5. Install 4x4 posts, support beam (2x10) and the deck joists (2x8)
|Grill Cave off the side|
Step 8. Install Post with 2 lag screws
Step 9. Install railings.
Step 10. Step back and enjoy the result.