no. of and distance between posts

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-18-01, 10:04 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I am going to build a 16x32 (approx.) deck onto my house. A portion of this deck, (approx. 10x26), will be used for a foundation for an addition to the house at some point in the future. I will also extend the roof line of the house to cover this area,10x26, now. I am going to use 2x8 joists and 2x4 deck boards. How far apart and how many posts should I use to support all of this when I am finished with the add on?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-19-01, 03:29 AM
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 3,140
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
The 10x26 area where you are going to enclose for a house addition, will require a concrete foundation. You cannot expand a house onto a deck. Sorry.
 
  #3  
Old 02-20-01, 06:09 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question

My house is pier and beam. If I were going to make an addition only, how far apart should the posts(piers) be. Basically, what I will have at first is an addition with no walls or roof. Then I will add the roof. And finally the walls. All of the piers will be set in concrete. I know this is out of the ordinary, but it is the way I want to do it, given that I want to "pay as I go". I hope this makes it clearer what I want to do. Thanks
 
  #4  
Old 02-20-01, 04:01 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 9,238
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I understand perfectly what you want to do, and it's not legal to build them like that anymore. You need a stem wall foundation under the exterior walls of the addition.
 
  #5  
Old 02-20-01, 04:11 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I'm not sure what a "stem wall foundation" is. Please explain. I have an idea what you mean, but I'd rather be sure. Thanks for the info. I know I'm not very knowledgeable about all the terms, but I know I can do this project with guidance. That's why I'm asking you guys.
 
  #6  
Old 02-21-01, 04:11 AM
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 3,140
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
You need to go to your local building department. Explain to them what you want to do, and they will have brochures and materials that will help you.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: