Dont know the failure here but you could have red iron up there but if it fails below what good does your 2x12x12c do. Not much if it fails belowBcc - those beach house decks SHOULD be built to support more than 40LL though. They're typically used by large/numerous families at once and any competent decker should know this when building on those properties. I'd go 2x12, 12OC and never worry about it.
I do wonder though how the sand affects footing stability etc - I'm sure we've got some beach builders around here who can chime in on that
That's funny, I did the same thing yesterday. Before going on the deck with 15-20 people. I went for a little walk.Whenever I'm at a party were a deck is being used, I always play building inspector and casually check the condition before mingling with the crowd.
I lived in Sattler for a couple of years. Yea most the decks there suck, folks that live there are cheap arses. Maybe did a half dozen jobs in the area the whole time I lived there.Deckman not to jack the thread here but I am only 30 minutes away from you in Canyon Lake. Just wondering have you seen hangers used on overhead decks there?
I do the same thing everywhere I go:thumbup:, especially with decks.Whenever I'm at a party were a deck is being used, I always play building inspector and casually check the condition before mingling with the crowd.
I'd bet I'm not the only one...fess up guys, how many more with this affliction?
Seeing as that is the free end of the deck no need for hangers (unless you install them upside down). The beam is supporting that end of the framing, the rim board is keeping the joists in alignment, the joists are unnecessarily ledgered.
A 4' deep x 8' second story deck at an apartment complex went down long ago...I was maybe 27 then,We dont have have any wording in our contracts to cover our butts for decks. But we certainly do for balconys.
Ive only built 3 balconys. Even tho they are built to code or better I cant shake that feeling like I have just created a accident.