when you get to raise the other side of the deck to jack up the deck to remove the support you notice the ground is much more sloped and soft directly under the middle of the deck. not ideal conditions. so decide to go a little “off center” on more solid ground without also triple checking to make sure the 4×4 post your using is as close to perfectly vertical as humanly possible.
because guess what happens when you jack up the deck that floats on top of the supports 6 inches and things are leaning a bit?
that’s right! gravity takes over and the 2,000 pound deck falls 6 inches very quickly and shifts over a few inches off center of the supports as it pivots on the 4×4 post and the post falls over almost knocking you cold.
and that’s a check your underpants moment.
so take a little extra time and build up a nice level and solid foundation before jacking up your treehouse deck. you’ll be happy you did.