Thanks for keeping in touch. We’ve been enjoying sunsets on our front deck and are very happy with the work you did. The deck hasn’t moved at all, it’s as level as can be. We plan to re-do the walk-way, maybe some stamped concrete and some new landscaping, maybe this summer, maybe next.
You guys were great to work with, we appreciated your professionalism and expertise. I hope business is going strong.
Here’s to a nice summer!
In the fall of 2012 Postech Winnipeg was called in to fix a deck which had sunk over 9 inches over the course of a couple dry years. This might not sound like a big deal, but the deck was only out from the house 6 feet and the drop was very noticeable.
In Winnipeg, you typically don’t have to pile a deck that is less than 2 feet in height and often decks are built on deck blocks. The problem is that although the deck is lower to the ground and piles are required, if you want to build a solid deck, the only option in Winnipeg is piles.
Winnipeg soil is primarily expansive clay which expands in the winter and shrinks in the dry summer heat. Any foundation that is not firmly anchored below the active zone will be subject to movement.
So how did Postech Winnipeg fix this deck? The process might be easier than you may think:
1) We removed the railings in the front;
2) We removed 3 deck boards near the front of the deck exposing the joists;
3) Reaching through the joists we installed three 10.5 foot long screw piles with adjustable adapters;
4) Using jacks we brought the deck to the perfect height;
5) Constructed a beam to support the deck and snaked in under the deck and on-top of the pile adapters;
6) Removed the jacks and fine tuned the level with the easily adjustable adapters; and
7) Replaced the three deck boards and railing.
If you have a droopy deck that needs to be brought back to life, call Stan Higgins at Postech Winnipeg at 204.793.0653 or visit http://www.manitobascrewpiles.ca.