Showing posts with label CAD Deck Anchor Points. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CAD Deck Anchor Points. Show all posts

Tuesday

Deck Failure FIXED Prevented Building Safety Issue

2x12 Ledger Support Masonry Brick Wall Attachment Photos, Notes, and Annotations.


2x12 Ledger Board was attached to the freshly Tuckpointed Masonry Wall with 2- one-half inch lag bolts and anchors at Sixteen Inches On Center (1/2" x 6" Lag Bolts).  Every other Deck Joist.
2x12 Ledger Board was attached to the freshly Tuckpointed Masonry Wall with 2- one-half inch lag bolts and anchors at Sixteen Inches On Center (1/2" x 6" Lag Bolts)
2x12 Ledger Board was attached to the freshly Tuckpointed Masonry Wall with 2- one-half inch lag bolts and anchors at Sixteen Inches On Center (1/2" x 6" Lag Bolts)




Next step is the installation of the Double Ledger that will support the Deck Joists in addition to a 3rd Deck Support Point.


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The Deck to House Attachment Point or lack thereof seems to be somewhat of a common occurrence the photos below
Because the Deck was not built to current Building Codes the St Louis Building Code Department required.
  
Photo 1 and 2: Building Code Official- Required to add 1/2 inch diameter lag bolts every 16 inches







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Friday

Fixing Deck Rails on Porches, Decks, etc

One of my latest repair projects:


  • The 2nd Floor deck support rail was leaning away from the building creating a Safety Issue for anyone who leaned on the Support Rail.  
  • I used a Ratcheting Tie Down Strap to pull the deck support rail straight.  (In the following diagram you will see the connection points for Plumbing up the deck rail on the 2nd Story Deck.)
  • After the Support Rail was re-plumbed I reattached the connection point at the Buildings Masonry wall with 4- 3/8 x 5 1/2 Lags and Masonry Anchors, spaced at 8in OC.


Apply Tension and Pull Towards Building


Scotty Adding 3" Deck Type Screws to Secure Support Rail to Deck
  • I also replaced the original nails that had pulled loose with 3" Deck Screws
  • I then added a 2x4x14' to hold the Deck Rail into position.  (See Action Photo Above)


Anchor to Wall w/ Lag Screws and Concrete Anchors




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Tuesday

How to Fix a 2nd Floor Porch/Deck Railing

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In the following CAD Diagram you will see how to straighten a Deck Railing Before Anchoring Deck Posts to Building.  Deck Posts Anchored to Masonry Wall w/ 3/8"x3 1/2" Lag Bolts & Anchor @ 8" OC

How to Straighten a Deck-Porch Rail before Anchoring Post to
Wall, Simple CAD Drawing by Scotty, Scott's Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy
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Scotty Adding 2x4 Support for 2nd Floor Porch-Deck Rail
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