deck support


Old 12-15-15, 06:18 AM
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deck support

i have a freestanding deck that im building that is 24 wide and 10 out from home .
It is only about a 14 inches off ground.I used piers for support of frame-(directly on top ) and due to the footers outside of home they had to be dug and poured about 10 inches from house.

What is the best support to build for the small 11 inch by 24 ft gap between the deck beam and the house .Note i wont be attatching to the block .
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Old 12-15-15, 06:27 AM
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If the deck is free standing, why do you need more support? What am I missing?
Old 12-15-15, 06:30 AM
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Post a picture please.
That small a cantilever should not be an issue if the deck lumber and constrution of the rest of the deck was done correctly.
Make sure that part of the rim joist and the decking does not come in contact with the siding.
You made sure the decking is going to be a bare minimum of 2" below any door openings, right.
In a snow area there should be far more.
Old 12-15-15, 07:47 AM
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Ground Clearance

It is only about a 14 inches off ground
Please expand on this description.

You will need enough ground clearance between the bottom of the door and the ground for the beam running parallel to the house and have the cantilevered joists rest on top of the beam.
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He's posted the same question on another DIY site but added a picture on that one.
He's framed it wrong with no cantilever.
Rim joist are just sitting in the middle of the concrete piers with no over hang on any of the sides.
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