Deck removal

Darren Wright

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We're planning on removing the rock around our pool as the devil himself must have made a deal to have it placed there, better off walking on glass shards. .;) As part of that project I'm removing our lower deck as we need to add some drainage to the back patio and were looking to have a firepit installed in its place.






Today I started removing the deck. I'm looking to build some raised garden beds up by my shop, so I removed most of the nails. The board looked rough from the top, bit most still have about 1 1/4" of solid material and the bottoms look pretty new.


Btw...Those two barrel planters were left by the previous owners. The bottom 3/4ths of them were filled with crushed pop cans, almost filled up my recycle can with them. :)

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Vaughn McMillan

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IS your back made of unobtanium or something? :D Just the mere thought of taking out a deck makes mine hurt, lol. Looking forward to seeing how you dress up the area. :thumb:
 

Darren Wright

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Never a slow day at Darren's home. That job will spruce up the pool area very nicely. Never was a fan of rocks around a pool area.
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Oh, it's slow today...trust me. Not much movement going on here on my part.;)

We are putting rock back down, but it is a larger round river rock that will be foot friendly.

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Charles Lent

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Getting rid of that ground level wooden deck is a great idea. It likely went bad too quickly from a lack of good air circulation under it. Replacing it with large round river rock would not be my choice, as I have a lot of trouble walking on that stuff (metal knees). My choice would be bedding sand with flat patio paving stones on it. Grass will be problematic since the clippings will be tracked into the pool (BTDT).

Just my thoughts.

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Darren Wright

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I took a few minutes to dump and bag up the "filler" cans from each of the two barrel planters the previous owner left behind. I filled about half of a 55 gallon bag between the two planters. ;)

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Darren Wright

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Finished up removing the remaining deck boards, sleepers on the ground, and the posts that turned out to be about 16" deep. The concrete came out with a few, but most were about 6" deep and about 5" around the post, so were easy to pull up too.

It's supposed to start getting into the 80s here, so pulled the pool cover and started getting it cleaned today also.


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Hmmm, My weekend is scheduled to be a little big in reverse of that. I'm going to be starting on building a deck and getting the pool ready!
 
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