How To Square Floating Deck
Base is going to be made out of 2x6s, 148”x93.5”. Going to be building it on deck blocks. Instead of laying the 2x6s directly on the deck blocks I’m going to be cutting up 4x4 posts and setting them vertical on the deck blocks, then attaching the 2x6s to the 4x4 posts with carriage bolts. This is to make the whole levelling process easier, I won’t have to try and level 9 deck blocks all to one another. I’ll use deck screws until all 4 sides are up and level and then install the carriage bolts. Next it will be the joists, 16” centres hung with hoist hangers. Lastly blocking in the zig zag down the center (still contemplating this, might be overkill).
The problem I’m going to run into I think is once I have everything nailed together and anchored to the 4x4s, if I measure corner to corner and they are not equal how do you correct that?
I read that on a “true” floating deck where it’s just sitting on flat cement stones, you can use ratchet straps on the long diagonal and literally pull it square, But mine will be attached to 4x4s sitting on cement blocks I don’t think it’s going to let me twist it?