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JLC • APRIL 1996 JLC • APRIL 1996 Leveling the Deck by Ron and Roger Whitaker If you work with a foundation subcontractor who consistently produces level foundations, you probably don't need to scrutinize the accuracy of every foundation. But there are occasions where it's worth checking a new foundation for level before you start laying the sill plates. If your mason hollers out, "We had a little problem, and that far corner ended up a little low!" as he pulls away from the job site, it's time to get out the transit. If the homeowner's buddy built the foundation as a "favor," or you're working with a new foundation sub, checking for level should be standard procedure. In