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Old 09-09-2010, 10:45 AM
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Need Suggestions

Need ideas to cover the base of this post. We are using Belgard Urbana pavers, Anchor Highland wall block and natural stone. Changing the post would be best but it is not an option at this point.

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Old 09-09-2010, 11:16 AM
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Is a planter around the post base an option?
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:29 AM
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Is a planter around the post base an option?
There are six posts throughout the patio of various base heights. Due to the original ground heigth two bases are too high to cut paver right to the wood. Looking for something subtle to cover the concrete.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:47 PM
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Post a quick pic of the whole patio.....gives us a better understanding
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:59 PM
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Just build a wood box to cover them up.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:10 PM
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im not a fan of making a nice patio and covering stuff with wood, but the best i can come up with is making the posts look like they're part of a pier i guess.... i drew it because i can't explain it... i would keep it as small as possible, may have to custom fit around those concrete bases.

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Old 09-09-2010, 06:36 PM
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Keep in mind those are just blocks. Unless there is more that we cant see, those posts are not on footers, and thus the whole thing will move so anything solid is out. They can always get pillar covers, but somehow i dont think it fits the house.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:02 AM
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Probably should refer to the handy dandy ICPI spec book for this.


We usually just create some type of planter boxes around the posts.

Either out of wood. Or Block. Or natural Stone. Find a nice wood, stain it, and it'll add a nice soft appearance.

The planter needs to be KEPT simple. Sooner or later the posts WILL need replacement. Replacement of the posts should be as easily accomplishable as possible.


I never understand why people put deck posts on concrete piers like that. Planting the post IN THE GROUND reduces sway......



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Old 09-11-2010, 10:40 AM
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Keep in mind those are just blocks. Unless there is more that we cant see, those posts are not on footers, and thus the whole thing will move so anything solid is out. They can always get pillar covers, but somehow i dont think it fits the house.
This is Nebraska, everything has footings.

Thanks for the ideas guys, I was trying to avoid any type of trip hazard, but it looks like a small box around it is the way we will go.
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Probably should refer to the handy dandy ICPI spec book for this.


I never understand why people put deck posts on concrete piers like that. Planting the post IN THE GROUND reduces sway......



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Is there a spec for this? Really? I'm too lazy to look, but if you want to find it for me i'll gladly read it.

Wood in the ground rots. Doesn't matter what it's treated with or what type of wood it is, it will rot quicker in the ground than out.
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