Jul 13, 2015 . Local codes were created to keep us safe, and many existing decks do not meet current safety codes. . A ledger board is the part that attaches the deck to the house. . Sometimes the area below an elevated deck has siding, so I install the . A concrete footing helps support the weight of the deck by..
Whether you're adding a deck to your house yourself, or hiring someone to do . Finish Patio: Add color to your patio by applying either concrete stain or paint. .. Tim were doing, not to mention connecting it all to the existing roof of the house
May 1, 2007 . Figure 1. Elevated decks require more thought than ground-level decks. . Generally speaking, if the width of a deck (across the house) is less than or . onto the site of an existing residence causes lawn and property damage
Elevate your outdoor-living experience with this raised-deck project. . Attach a 2-by-8-inch ledger board perpendicular to the house. . post and temporarily set the corner post on top of an anchor that's been positioned on the concrete. . Bring nature into your outdoor entertaining area with a deck built around existing trees
Sep 12, 2013 . Three days' work and $600 in materials save this deck from a catastrophic . I used the American Wood Council's Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck . The bags contain the concrete while permitting it to fill the 16-in. . While not required on existing decks, they're a well-advised upgrade to elevated decks
A concrete slab in this condition has to be either broken up and carted away or . the ultimate bad patio: severely cracked and cratered, some areas raised by frost .. along the foundation, we caulked the gap between the patio and the house
I would either build 2 decks and connect them or 1 concrete patio to connect them. . Decks would just be built elevated with steps between. .. to form a border around the existing cement patios, then bring them around the corner of the house,..
The single-level raised deck we'll show you how to build in this guide is 24 . Attach a 2 x 12-inch ledger board to the house to establish the deck position. . Install and align anchors for 6 x 6-inch posts after the concrete has cured for 48 hours. . is more accurate to measure when done relative to an existing deck structure
Hi, I need to demolish an elevated concrete slab deck. . rebar causes it to slam into my house or, worst, pulls my brick away from my house
May 19, 2015 . Elevated concrete slabs formed with the help of structural steel panels are . S structural floor deck pans on several recent residential projects
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to conceal ugly concrete with wood-composite lumber
deck will be located relative to the house's existing floor framing. The ledger . (or rim joist) (Figure 5 or 6), the wall studs (Figure 7) or a concrete wall (Figure 8)
Jan 10, 2015 . How to create the 2nd floor layout and concrete slab. . Construction Building House Installation Wood Formwork For Concrete Slabs of..
If your existing slab is not underfooted with a frost wall, and has not . Since the deck is not attached to the house, if there is some heave, it wont..
Jul 26, 2013 . Elevated. Residential. Structures. FEMA 54 I March 1984. Federal .. Framing Methods D Floor Beams D Cantilevers D Concrete Flooring Systems D . Insulation D Breakaway Walls D Retrofitting Existing Structures
Concrete slab floors come in many forms and can be used to provide great thermal comfort . An uninsulated slab in a good passively designed house has a surface . It is possible to retro-fit slab edge insulation to existing slabs-on-ground. .. is usually the most cost effective way of constructing elevated suspended slabs
A safe, long-lasting deck needs proper footings and solid framing. . If you're installing on an existing concrete pad, drill into the pad and install concrete anchors to secure . Position the frame on the beams with the rim joist toward the house
Should I Build a Low Level Deck Over an Existing Concrete Slab or Install Paver .. The soil that has been back filled against the foundation of your house takes..
Dec 19, 2012 . The project began with a deck contractor removing the existing concrete steps, landing and . All of the vertical areas of the deck, as well as portions of the house . It offers custom handmade concrete in an elevated setting
Oct 6, 2010 . Design of a roof addition over an existing concrete patio in .. ground at the front of the house and at ground level at the back side of the deck
Concrete footings are required under all support posts. . decks are not bolted or attached to single family dwellings the deck would be considered freestanding. . Decks designed to be structurally supported by existing construction shall provide a . Guards are required for all elevated walking surfaces over 30 measured..
Decks & Porches. Decks and porches are raised floors that are level with or below the first story of a house, supported by a structural frame and without a roof
Aug 24, 2015 . A flat, level surface such as a concrete slab is the ideal location for a hot tub. . If the deck is elevated an engineered design is usually required by local . Locating the unit near the corner of the house tends to accentuate the..
Inspections for decks include footing (prior to pouring concrete), framing and final. . inspections may be combined if the deck is elevated a minimum of 36 above grade. . the existing house shall be capable of supporting the new deck
Apr 3, 2012 . Clark Construction handles cold weather concrete pours with curing blankets. . Commercial/Industrial · Infrastructure · Residential · Repair/Rehab . We were on an elevated deck with the air temperature at 20°F and had to find a . 40°F had been achieved for the formwork, rebar, and existing slab edges
Where deck ledgers are attached to the dwelling the assumed attachment is over hardboard .. The size of the wood columns and concrete piers that are required to support a deck is based on . pier should be elevated above grade with
deck must be elevated to or above the elevation of the bottom of the . The house predated the CCCL and was not. . are flush with the existing grade and only . Concrete decks or walkwa