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Old 07-08-2019, 10:33 PM
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Gravity does not Suck

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Welcome Dazeford.
Sounds good but is there any chance of getting down to bed rock ? Clay although reasonable dies expand and contract. If that's what you have perhaps keep it moist. I was in real estate an old houses on clay would get cracks in protracted dry spells but an architect client told me his truck with his oldie as to not let the ground dry out.
Perhaps the important thing would be to make sure the pier is isolated from the deck so that walking on the deck will not carry to the mount. But I am not an expert so hopefully someone who has done similar can share their experiences. I would drive in star pickets and pour your concrete so it holds onto say 18 inch of the star picket....probably over kill but hey here is nothing wrong with overkill...good luck and let us know how you go...maybe a thread so others can learn from your hopefully successful venture.
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