Renovating an existing home for this style of deck is not practical. Ceiling finishes below the joists would need to be removed, as would any electrical, plumbing or mechanical systems within the floor framing. When compared to installing a few posts and foundations, there is little return for the cost and labor associated with a retro-fitted balcony deck. If considering this type of deck during the home construction, bear in mind the difficulty in the future to repair or rebuild it. at a minimum
a sleeper system is a substructure comprising joists that sits between a solid surface (such as concrete) and the decking. Ground-level and rooftop decks present unique challenges when it comes to water management and air circulation. The sleeper system enables adequate drainage and ventilation which, in turn, protects the deck boards from damage due to moisture build-up. Sleepers also enable easier access to the area beneath the decking, either for clearing
a slab with this much damage can't be fixed. But it can be covered up—and this article will show you how. The results look just like a deck, but getting them is much easier and less expensive than building a deck from scratch. In most cases, this project is also less expensive than a new patio installed by a contractor. Local contractors estimated costs of $7 to $10 per sq. ft. to remove this patio and pour a new slab. You could probably replace your patio yourself for less than the cost of
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Step 1 - Positioning Joist Support Base Plates. Mark out positions for the base plates on the concrete slab (see table for minimum span requirements for various width joists) These are all based upon “continuous span” with joists at 450mm between centers. Either use a “straight edge” or run a string line from one of the notches in the outer base plates and flick the line for the positions of the internal base plates. step1
If you are on a balcony of a block of units, rooftop or there is a water drain in the area you are planning on decking, the chances are the flooring under the tiles has been waterproofed. Now you can deck over the area but we would strongly recommend you don't drill into the slab to fix the battens down. With a standard deck that is around 250mm or more off the ground you would use a standard bearer and joist set up. But in most cases with installing decking over a tiled balcony or
Plans for the balcony called for a 2-inch concrete topping slab over waterproofing and a double layer of OSB sheathing supported by cantilevered 1?3/4-inch by 11?7/8-inch LVL joists, which were untreated. Investigators say that when the Library Gardens apartment complex was built in 2006, the balcony design met all of the requirements of the California Building Code. Of particular note, the balcony joists didn't have to be made of a “durable or preservative-treated
For years, some designers have created second-floor balconies by cantilevering floor joists (or a floor slab) through the thermal envelope of the building. However, there are two There are two possible ways of supporting the two corners of the balcony adjacent to the building: You can install a conventional deck ledger that is attached to the building, or you can support the corners on posts that bear on footings, like a freestanding deck. When it comes to the two
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Installing deck Flooring on a Cement Patio. My husband Harrison and I have wanted to change out our patio floor since the day we bought the house. Ripping up concrete and building a deck seemed like a daunting and expensive task, so when we saw NewTechWood deck-a-Floor, we thought it would be absolutely perfect for our space. Within a day, our concrete slab went from drab to fab. Lifestyledatlanta_HowTo_1. above is our 'before,' which makes me cringe a little bit
If local codes allow setting the overhead directly on an existing slab but the concrete is not thick enough to support the overhead's weight, you will have to pour new footings around the slab's perimeter or break out sections and pour deeper footings. For information on installing a new patio, see Pouring a concrete Slab. Building Over an Existing Slab. If you are building an overhead to cover an existing patio, you must first determine if local codes allow setting it directly on the slab and,
There is no shortage of news stories about balcony failures. From the recent collapse in Berkeley, California to The New York Times report on construction defects following a Brooklyn housing boom, balcony and deck construction defects and the possible devastating consequences and law suits make for attention grabbing headlines - and should be of concern to any home or building owner.
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Dig holes footings - Build Raised deck. Using a power auger, dig 48-inch deep holes for seven 12-inch diameter footings. a standard single-level raised deck needs needs only four footings parallel to the house, but the extra footings are necessary on this deck to handle the additional weight of the roof and future remodeling project structures. Flare the bottom of the center footing in the row parallel to the house to 24 inches.