Here's what I started with. Not a bad deck, but nothing fancy. Just your typical 8' x 16.5' deck,
elevated about 6' off the ground, with steps down at one end.
Built from treated
lumber, it was structurally sound, and although its 6" x 6" support
posts were resting on concrete blocks as opposed to being bolted to poured
footings, a level check indicated that it had not moved in its
previous 7 years. We live about 2 kms from the Atlantic Ocean, and
bedrock is not far below the ground's surface, which is what I attribute this
stability to. I was initially a bit apprehensive about building my
sunroom on such a foundation, but have had no problems after 6
My first challenge was building the roof for my sunroom.