Concrete deck blocks

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Old 02-08-19, 09:44 AM
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Concrete deck blocks

I'm thinking about building a small pool deck about 4'x8'. Something simple, easy to build and inexpensive. I was considering using concrte deck blocks to avoid digging holes. My question is if I decide to use the blocks do I need to use cross braces on my 4x4 posts to keep it from swaying or will the blocks hold it in place? My pool is about 4' high. Thanks
 
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Old 02-08-19, 09:47 AM
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Most of us don't think too much of those deck blocks. It's better to have the deck secured to ground starting at the frost line. At 4' height I'd want some extra bracing.
 
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Old 02-08-19, 11:19 AM
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Those pre-cast concrete blocks don't provide any side to side support to your 4x4. They are only a "shoe" on the bottom to hold the wood off the ground. I might consider them for something temporary but I've found them to be better as weights to keep tarps from blowing away.
 
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Old 02-08-19, 12:08 PM
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Thanks. I'll not be using the blocks.
 
 

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