You're deck is swaying on the posts regardless of your "knee braces".JR Shepstone said:Ok so this might be my first time posting pictures of my work, but I've got to do it to figure something out.
I'm building a 14'x14' freestanding deck. 2' cantilever front and back. 2x12 beams running parallel to the back of the house. 2x10 floor joists running out to the yard.
My issue is this: I have zero left to right movement in the structure. However, I have a slight shimmy front to back. I have knee braces installed. I'm not sure if they're not set low enough... Or, would a hurricane strap eliminate the sway that I have going on?
I didn't realize the pictures were so dark, I can get some in the daylight tomorrow evening.
Lock all the posts together a little lower than your knee braces with let in "beams" and bolts.
I sounds like your getting "wobble" in the "stems".
Based upon how I see you ran the decking, the posts are still wobbling "across" the decking.
You wouldn't have this issue if you could attach to the house structure, however;
In municipalities now, ( because of all the deck collapses, in the news ) you can no longer attach to the house.
( great, more deck collapses to come, even with this STUPID new rule)
Sorry. Back to you're point:
Unitize all the posts below the knee brace.
Even if you were to "let in" and carriage bolt all your post perpendicular to the decking, and call it a day, you're going to eliminate that lateral movement.