Deck installtion

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  1. Aug 4, 2011 #1

    Paps

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    hi,
    Is it necessary that the deck should be attached to the house structure?
    The backyard of my house is sloping by 45 degrees and instead of building a retaining wall and filling with dirt (to reclaim land) I thought of installing a deck with a fence on it. So that the neighbor would have his privacy.
    Building a retaining wall is very expensive. The lowest quote I got so far is 30K. plus architects fee for drawing and approval.

    I live in Queens, NY, Is it necessary to get city permit/approval for building such a deck.

    Tnx
    Michael
     
  2. Sep 27, 2011 #2

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    I think it is not necessary that the deck should be attached to the house structure. and also it depend on your house structure.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2011 #3

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    What about city permits for NYC and is it necessary to get a Engineer drawing and approval?
     

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