The City of Saskatoon adopts the National Building. Code of Canada (NBC). Throughout this document the NBC will be referenced as the building code. All information in this document is provided from the NBC. 2010 and Zoning Bylaw #8770. Decks vary in size and area and it is beyond the scope of this publication to deal
Follow our steps to building a ground-level deck, which can greatly expand your outdoor living area. You can add a ground-level deck to your outdoor space and expand the options for dining al fresco, entertaining and relaxing. This guide will show . Attach joists angle brackets - Build Ground-Level Deck. Attach 2 x 6
Replacing rotted-out rim joists and lower wooden support walls can be a huge job. You may want to have an experienced carpenter on hand to help walk you through that gauntlet. To properly attach a deck ledger, follow these guidelines: Drop the level of the new ledger enough to allow at least a 2-in. gap between the
Pergolas can be the perfect backyard oasis, but they're also fun to build. They're a perfect One thing to watch out for: Tying the pergola to a deck can be dangerous. Cut the rafter tails on the ground, line the rafters up, and use a square to mark each rafter bottom where it will meet the girder. Mark the
Thank you very much for posting and answering my question. I also appreciate that you are not stuck on the johnny-one-note answer of don't try to attach the pergola to the floating deck. BTW - My ground is only ever so slightly un-level and I'm not using any posts in the blocks. The joists will sit directly in the
Some pergolas are attached to the house at one side with a ledger board. If you plan to do this, make sure you take all the same precautions to maintain a watertight connection using flashing and caulking. The sizes of the overhead members can vary but the lowest boards in the assembly will be the heaviest. Beams
To accurately determine this you need to figure out the additional #'s sq ft of load that a structure as large as a pergola will place on top of the deck. If your house is brick and your ledger board is attached with carriage bolts then even if the joists were on 12" centers then you are still likely putting entirely
Jason is a contractor, host of Decks, Docks & Gazebos on Cottage Life TV and fan of the channel, so we asked him if he'd help us this new mini series. . So you say that beam needs to be notched for post that bolts can't take shear load and your other video you attach ledger board with lag bolts which is
I've already blogged about the importance of strong guardrails at decks, and I've blogged about the importance of properly attaching a deck to the house, The problem with attaching a deck to a cantilevered floor is that there is nothing below the cantilever (overhang) to keep the rim joist at the house from
DIYNetwork.com has written and video instructions on how to build a wooden pergola. The support beams attach to the posts and carry the load of the structure. It's a good idea to buy the beams and rafters precut to the size you need, so the only cuts you'll need to make will be at the decorative ends of the beams and
Q: The deck plans I recently submitted for a building permit were rejected by the building department's plan reviewer, with a note explaining that—according to the building code—a deck ledger can't be attached to the rim joist of a house with a cantilevered floor. I've mounted deck ledgers to many
Some would say my footings and beams are too big for the existing deck. I designed and built the deck to last, endure the high winds and heavy snows we have experienced. You can park a truck on my deck - and you'd never know it by the look of it. It's all in the design. As for my pergola, I was able to attach specialty post
This could be due to codes being updated and improved over time, but it could also be that some decks were improperly built. will cost pennies more per piece, but lasts years longer for exterior application and should always be used in deck, porch, pergola and other outdoor living space construction.
To help prevent rotting, this deck will have wooden posts attached to concrete footers above ground. For either . to a Rim Joist. Place each rim joist on a beam and use a framing square to transfer the lines down the face of each joist, marking an X to the side of the lines indicating where the floor joists will be attached.
Decks built in permanent shade can be affected by damp and algae growth, so be prepared to clean and treat these once a year to preserve the timber. Avoid very wet . It is easier to set over-long posts in place first, ready to be trimmed to the right height once the framing joists are attached and double-checked. 5. Secure
Joist hangers sit at the juncture of a joist and beam, attaching the two to one another to increase the strength of the structure and ensure a strong Seismic ties, for instance, help protect decks from damage due to strong lateral motion, and can look like brackets or joist hangers, depending upon the