We had our 6 month maintenance check and all really minor stuff..had very little movement which is good. Hoping the fact we're sitting on an old tennis court meant the ground was nice and compact.
We've finally started the back deck. We were told we needed approval for it so after calling around and getting quotes from certifiers ranging from $350 - $2500 I finally drew up the plans, filled out all the forms and sent it to the cheaper certifier...who then called me and said in fact what we wanted to do didn't ACTUALLY REQUIRE certification but we could get it if we really wanted.
So got the joists and clips delivered on Friday and spent the weekend putting it all down. 43 joists, 246 clips = 86 massive bolts and 1000's of screws...all I can say is we're very sore today.
So here's some pics of day 1 - attaching most of the joists:
Day 2 - attaching the clips:
Dog still has room for his couch:
Update next week after we put all the boards down