I usually do interior work only but with the weather, a proposed deck sounds like a good way to get paid while getting a tan.
The deck will be 24×32, built as 4 freestanding sections bolted together to allow for future roof service should it be needed (new 30 year roof underneath). We planned for the deck to be about 10″ tall (2×8 framing). Now, the co-op board wants a small pergola, 8×8 or 8×6 for a little shade. How would you attatch it? On the ground, I would simply bolt the posts to poured footings and joists, we can’t pierce the roofing here.
The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
– Fyodor Dostoyevski