I recently purchased a package for a 16' X 16' deck from Home Depot, and seem to have most of the materials, but under review of my bill, I noticed that in addition to concrete and sonotubes, I also have Dek Blocks. Every article I read, refers to using piles and post anchors ( the kind with rebar, clamp that a 4" X 4" post slides into and you screw into).
So what is the right method? I almost feel like I should return the Dek Blocks, and get anchors to put on top of the piles once I make them, it almost seems to make more sense. How in the world would I connect my Dek Blocks to the piles?!?
Any help would be appreciated!