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bcspence

09:04AM | 12/17/06
Member Since: 12/16/06
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The pressure treated posts on my deck rest on top of concrete piers that are about 2-feet below grade. I ould like to raise the height of the piers to at least grade level. Is there a way to pour on top of the old pier? Or should I dig it out and replace it entirely?

Altereagle

09:23AM | 12/17/06
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
If the exisitng piers are below your frost level and your local building dept. doesn't require footings?

You should be able to drill into the existing concrete and epoxy in 5/8 rebar or threaded rod - 3 verticals - then place the new concrete above.

I'd embed them at least 7".

Always check with a structural engineer when in doubt.

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Piffin

03:16AM | 12/25/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
Sounds like it is built fine as it is

Why the change?

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