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busymom

12:34PM | 07/21/04
Member Since: 07/20/04
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We have 2 decks on the back of our house. As I was out on the upper deck this morning, I noticed that it has suddenly become very shaky and feels insecure. Was fine a few days ago. Visually seems ok, but if it turns out that we need to replace the support beams, would this be something that we could do ourselves or are we going to have to call professionals? Can't really afford the professionals. Bottom deck is fine, but I'm very concerned about the upper deck.

Thanks for any help and advice.

CH

Altereagle

07:48PM | 07/23/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
You will need a licensed professional if it is a second story beam replacement, it's really not a project for a beginner.

You will need to support the load to the ground while the beam is taken out and replaced. The decking is attached to the beams and being almost 20' feet in the air it would best be left to a professional crew.

Try to stay off of the deck until you've had some contractors look at it for you. Look for someone who will work with you and perhaps discounbt you for your sweat equity. We will do that in some situations, just be honest with the contractore and I beileve you'll be happy to find there are decent crews out there that will help you out... especially in dangerous situations such as you describe.

http://www.altereagle.com/

http://decks-ca.com

http://kingofcrown.com

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

busymom

09:35AM | 07/24/04
Member Since: 07/20/04
4 lifetime posts
Thanks so much for your advice. It is a second story deck. Too bad you're in CA and we're in GA! ;-)
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