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I am not a structural engineer, but I would not recommend using concrete deck blocks to hold up your entire home. These blocks are not great for freestanding structures because they aren't anchored to the ground. Heavy winds may be able to get underneath the yurt and blow it over. The soil below could also rapidly change and cause part of your supports to ...


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Wood or composite is a great choice for it's ease of install. You can use metal post in small diameter concrete footings (6-8" x depth below frost depth) if you are worried about post rot. Should be able to ledger into the side of the concrete with some concrete bolts. Trick is to leave a gap between any ledgers and what they ledger to. If this cannot be ...


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That's a pretty cute little porch. It's funny how you have it all taken up with stuff. It's quite a drop off there on the manhole side. If it were me, the priority would be to build steps of some kind there--or a railing. Anything that is well-drained will not rot. Rot only occurs when something sits in water. You could certainly deck the porch over if ...



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