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16' x 26' Patio Deck

Technical

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Project Description:

Goals:

  1. Construct new 16' x 26' deck, rails and stair system with low maintenance materials.
  2. Provide structural support for possible future 12' wide screened-in porch.
  3. Replace existing mulled 1-over-1 window cluster with 6' Pella inside swing door system.
  4. Add exterior CFL floodlight system.

MLC Assessment:

  1. Existing house structure is in good condition for the project.
Implementation
Structural (basic): 2x10 12" o.c. framing with 2-ply rims and bands over 3-ply 2x10 carrying beam.
GAF StormGuard ice and water shield on all critical surfaces and interfaces.
Joists attached to beam with hurricane ties for uplift restraint.
Four 4' deep 12" dia. concrete piers with 28" Bigfoot spread footings for main carrying beam.
6x6 support posts anchored to piers with post bases for uplift restraint.
All structural members are pressured treated lumber with Z-Max treated hangers and connectors.
All fasteners hot-dip galvanized or stainless steel rated for pressure treated lumber.
Structural (for expansion): Two additional 4' deep 12" dia. concrete piers with 28" Bigfoot spread footings at mid-span.
Two additional 6x6 support posts at mid-span.
Two-ply 2x10 joist at 12' from South end of deck frame.
Decking: Azek 5/4x6 PVC decking (Slate Gray color) in a dual 16x13 picture frame design.
Attached via color matching stainless steel screws.
Stairs: 5 tread, 6 riser low-pitch (6 1/2" risers, 11 1/4" tread depth) with enclosed risers.
Approx 48" wide.
10" o.c. stringers.
Azek 5/4x6 PVC decking (Slate Gray color) for treads.
Azek 1/2" PVC rim board (Slate Gray color) for enclosed risers.
Railings: Fiber Composites vinyl-over-composite railings with square vinyl balusters.
4x4 pressure treated posts with 4x4 vinyl post dress sleeves
New England style post caps and base trim rings.
Finish Trim: Azek 1/2" PVC rim board (Slate Gray color) on rim joists, band joists and outside stair stringers.
Attached with stainless steel fasteners.
Door System: Replace existing mulled 1-over-1 window cluster with 6' Pella inside swing door system.
Vinyl brickmould trim and vinyl 1x4 threshold.
Electrical: Install three 3-bulb floodlight clusters for deck surface and stair system coverage.
3-way interior lighting controls at new door and at basement stairway interior door.
22 watt compact florescent bulbs (90 watt equiv.) for energy savings.

Pre-Construction View

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Finished Views

Views of finished deck, stairs and French door

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view from SE

view from NE

view from NE

view to stairs

stairs

new French door

Construction Views

House sheathing exposed and prep'd for ledger connection.
Footings poured. Ledger, posts, beam and basic framing completed.

Blocking and picture framing plus line rail posts completed.
Stair landing pad complete - covered for low temp curing.

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Stair framing completed.

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