Think of it like 1) taller joists, or 2) the second level of a house (without the added load of a second floor). There's no reason why the load from the upper level can't be transferred through the lower level to the footings. As to size, the upper deck can be as large as the lower deck, and if there's no cantilever
How To Extend An Existing Deck, Expand An Old Deck, Make A Deck Bigger By Adding More Posts And Joists. Platform Deck Brought to you by Lowe's Creative Ideas Build this low deck for entertaining or finding your Zen. In a couple of See More. deck joists in progress--building a deck on top of existing patio.
Feb 22, 2013 The new deck looks like it's added onto the existing, but it's really just right next to the old one with a little bridge frame built between them. This allowed us not have to depend on the footings of the old deck to hold up part of the new one.
Jul 13, 2015 Whether you're building off a napkin sketch or a detailed architectural drawing, you need to transfer the deck design onto the ground to get started. I lay out the Prior to installing a ledger board you first need to remove existing house siding and trim from the house to expose the sheathing. After ensuring
that deck designs be approved by the local building department before construction begins. Ledger Attachment. For more information on ledger attachment see codes require a connection that is able to resist higher lateral loads. In these situations tension ties are typically called out to tie the joists of the deck directly to the
Depending on your available space, you have several options. You could consider widening or lengthening the deck on its current level. Many people like to add new levels to the deck, connected by stairs. This latter method is best when you're worried that the new decking material won't match the old (and if the old deck is
Adding on existing deck. by Jim This is a good question and a common challenge many people face when they want to increase the size of an older deck. The answer could To extend the deck you should sister some new joists to the old ones and over lap them safely - at least three feet and screw liberally. Even bolt
Ground level decks less than 30" above grade are generally easy to build because they don't involve climbing on ladders and usually don't involve installing guard rails and stairs. In some cases permits are not required for decks less than 30" high. Ground level decks can differentiate outdoor living spaces better than
Mar 19, 2012 The solution: Floor joists for a deck are typically installed at 16 in. on center, which won't properly support some composite-decking products when installed on an angle. In new construction, be sure floor joists are installed at the correct spacing. In existing decks, adding more floor joists is the only remedy.