Does anyone have a code compliant idea to replace the support posts I have on my deck? The deck is basically supported by a heavily notched 4x4 that only supports a single 2x6 board that's part of the inner rim band of the deck.
It originally had railing posts on the inside which were the same piece of lumber as the 4x4 support post, but was notched down to only a 2x2" (which of course failed). So I'm replacing the deck railing to be full 4x4s on the outside of the deck band as opposed to the inside.
While I know how to fix the railing, I'd love to have an idea on how to have some decent support for the deck. Most deck bands are 2-ply w/ 2 boards of the same dimension stacked, but mine are different sized.
I drew a picture that hopefully can help visualize this mess of a deck design.