After the pour, we set our girt anchors to plum, aligned, and leveled. 15 piers in all, each directly under 15 6 x 6's that will support the entire frame. After backfilling around the sonotubes, the 2 x 2' footer acts as an anchor. The footers are poured directly on bedrock 2' deep.
Dig and pour your deck footings so they extend below the frost line, so they won't move, or heave, as the ground freezes and thaws during seasonal changes. This article explains how to build solid footings that will stay put year-round.
STEP BY STEP: How To Build a Floating Deck- floating deck adds a great elevated place to sit and enjoy a view of a yard. Only a few inches off the ground, this platform takes a little time but is easy once you get going.
A jig and screw kit allows fast installation of decking without pilot holes. The secret of the handy hidden fastener system is an augering screw that hogs out wood as it's driven, along with a special tool that holds it at the proper angle and acts as a b