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TOPIC: Deck Question

Re: Deck Question 9 years 3 months ago #34160

What Steve says is not new, at least around here.  Decks beside concrete block foundations need to be through bolted here.  When they cannot be a post and beam structure is needed.  And if a deck's ledger beam is the same height as the rim joist, it must be through bolted.  Post and beam supports, here, are required beside bump outs and bay windows, which are not structural, and lots of deck guys and builders are putting in the post and beams all along the house. 

When you say masonry you need to be specific - masonry veneer, solid brick, concrete block?  Veneered brick is not a good holder, for the reasons Steve said.

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Re: Deck Question 9 years 3 months ago #34168

Preston,

Review the NC mandatory training module for this year.  There is some great information regarding deck inspections.  www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Engineering/hilb/docu...s/NCHIUpdate2009.pdf

Also review Appendix M of the NC Residental Building Code, the NC version of the IRC.

A document that is fast becoming the defacto method for building decks, check out the document by the American Wood Council known as the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide.  Excellent resource with good drawings and written like a code book.

www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

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Bruce Ramsey, ACI
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Re: Deck Question 9 years 3 months ago #34194

Those are two excellent links Bruce!  I have them bookmarked now...!

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