Install Simpson Strong-Tie DTT2Z Deck Tension Ties. The 4×4 guard post is carefully positioned so the predrilled holes will be aligned with the Simpson DTT2Z deck tension tie, the post checked with the level and clamped to the 2×10 deck beam so it doesn’t slip.
Posts set in the ground, and anchored with concrete, are the best way to support a gate, a fence, or a pergola with an attached swing. Use posts made of pressure-treated lumber or foundation-grade (heartwood) cedar. Make sure to sink them deeper than the frost line for your area, to counter the effects of frost heaving.
This video shows how to install decking posts for an elevated deck. In some places you need permission to build an elevated deck, some decks also require planning permission and need to be built ...
Re: Deck Posts -- To Bury Or Not To Bury I've always put the posts in the ground, - - 36" deep according to local code, - - 2" of stone at the bottom, - - a coating of 'fibrated' roof coating on the sides and bottom, - - nails on the sides, - - fill with concrete to about 4" 'shy' of the top.
One way is to pour concrete in the post hole, set the post on the concrete and backfill with gravel. To help prevent rotting, this deck will have wooden posts attached to concrete footers above ground.
Here, I highlight the most common errors I see in deck building and offer solutions to help ensure that your next deck is safe and that it lasts. ... Also, using only one-half of a two-part post-to-beam connector and installing under-size bolts in 6×6 post bases are common installation errors.