The concrete steps at the farm house were applying constant pressure on the deck of the house which was ever increasing due to rain and frost. This was pushing the deck down an the eventual result if enough time were give would have been collapsing of the deck.

 

Using chain wrapped around the two big Blue Spruce trees and a come-along the stairs were pulled away from the deck and levelled and straightened as much as possible this fall.

 

Next Spring I will use jacks and chain/cable to set steps correctly with a concrete footing under them. I will be building a decorative stone path from the deck/steps out to a gazebo I will be setting up in Spring. The brick/stone project is another one to be documented shortly.

Ken