2nd floor porch without vertical supports

2nd Floor Balcony Deck Without Vertical Supports - This Old House

Sep 24, 2008 ... I want to add a 2nd floor balcony type deck to my home and I;d like to do it solely attached to the house without vertical supports. It will be an ...

Second-Story Balconies - Fine Homebuilding

May 16, 2013 ... The biggest issues with second-floor balconies are avoiding thermal bridging ... in the way the balcony is supportedeither with a conventional deck ledger ... Sadly, however, cantilevered concrete-floor slabs without thermal ...

Decks and Porches | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

A Deck without a ledger is free-standing (photo) ... Spaces between vertical posts on a porch are usually more than the 24-inch or 16-inch stud spacing you;d ... Slope the floors. ... Post supports that keep wood out of direct contact with concrete will help posts last longer. ..... Second-Floor Balcony Supported by Steel Rods

Designing Porch Roofs | Professional Deck Builder | Roofing ...

Jun 3, 2014 ... The desired width of a porch and the vertical distance from the floor or ... In both cases, we use structural ridge beams to allow for open spans without wind or ... the house wall, making sure it bears on the second-floor bottom plate. ... On brick houses, shed roofs require a ridge beam supported by vertical ...

A Complete Raised Deck Design Guide - Salter Spiral Stair

A second floor deck can help you maximize your outdoor entertaining space. ... The vertical supports are columns that go from the ground up to your raised deck. .... Retractable awnings are a popular way to add shade to your deck without the ...

U.S. Building Codes for Deck Railing | Home Guides | SF Gate

A deck with no or inadequate railings is an accident waiting to happen. ... Balusters, the vertical guards that support the handrail, must be installed close enough ...

structural design - International Code Council

and supported by a structure without additional independent supports. ... plete space frame providing support for vertical loads. Seis- ... DECK. An exterior floor supported on at least two opposing sides by an adjacent structure, and/or posts, piers or other inde- pendent .... Basic wind speed (3-second gust), miles per hour.

Porch Skirting Mistakes - Old House Guy

The porch fascia board or skirt board directly under the porch floor, transitions the ... The foundation appears strong since it supports the full house and is ... that cross over the top of a second layer of slats going in the opposite direction. ... The vertical slats take precedence since they follow the upward flow of the building.

Deck Design Guide - City of Portland

information to help you design your deck, obtain a building permit ... You may draw all your own plans and details without using this Guide, or you ..... Second layer “Z” flashing over top and .... embedment. Decking over deck joist. 2 min. open web floor joists deck joist .... existing house to support vertical or lateral loads.

PORCH DESIGN CONSTRUCTION - City of Chicago

is used to support the levels of a porch, deck, landing or stairway. A ... large enough to spread the load onto the supporting soil without exceeding the allowable .... STORY HEIGHT – The vertical dimension between finished floor levels of a building ...... second floor to an exterior porch or deck leading to finish grade;. (3) said ...

2nd Floor Balcony Deck Without Vertical Supports - This Old House

Sep 24, 2008 ... I want to add a 2nd floor balcony type deck to my home and I;d like to do it solely attached to the house without vertical supports. It will be an ...

Second-Story Balconies - Fine Homebuilding

May 16, 2013 ... The biggest issues with second-floor balconies are avoiding thermal bridging ... in the way the balcony is supportedeither with a conventional deck ledger ... Sadly, however, cantilevered concrete-floor slabs without thermal ...

Decks and Porches | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

A Deck without a ledger is free-standing (photo) ... Spaces between vertical posts on a porch are usually more than the 24-inch or 16-inch stud spacing you;d ... Slope the floors. ... Post supports that keep wood out of direct contact with concrete will help posts last longer. ..... Second-Floor Balcony Supported by Steel Rods

Designing Porch Roofs | Professional Deck Builder | Roofing ...

Jun 3, 2014 ... The desired width of a porch and the vertical distance from the floor or ... In both cases, we use structural ridge beams to allow for open spans without wind or ... the house wall, making sure it bears on the second-floor bottom plate. ... On brick houses, shed roofs require a ridge beam supported by vertical ...

A Complete Raised Deck Design Guide - Salter Spiral Stair

A second floor deck can help you maximize your outdoor entertaining space. ... The vertical supports are columns that go from the ground up to your raised deck. .... Retractable awnings are a popular way to add shade to your deck without the ...

U.S. Building Codes for Deck Railing | Home Guides | SF Gate

A deck with no or inadequate railings is an accident waiting to happen. ... Balusters, the vertical guards that support the handrail, must be installed close enough ...

structural design - International Code Council

and supported by a structure without additional independent supports. ... plete space frame providing support for vertical loads. Seis- ... DECK. An exterior floor supported on at least two opposing sides by an adjacent structure, and/or posts, piers or other inde- pendent .... Basic wind speed (3-second gust), miles per hour.

Porch Skirting Mistakes - Old House Guy

The porch fascia board or skirt board directly under the porch floor, transitions the ... The foundation appears strong since it supports the full house and is ... that cross over the top of a second layer of slats going in the opposite direction. ... The vertical slats take precedence since they follow the upward flow of the building.

Deck Design Guide - City of Portland

information to help you design your deck, obtain a building permit ... You may draw all your own plans and details without using this Guide, or you ..... Second layer “Z” flashing over top and .... embedment. Decking over deck joist. 2 min. open web floor joists deck joist .... existing house to support vertical or lateral loads.

PORCH DESIGN CONSTRUCTION - City of Chicago

is used to support the levels of a porch, deck, landing or stairway. A ... large enough to spread the load onto the supporting soil without exceeding the allowable .... STORY HEIGHT – The vertical dimension between finished floor levels of a building ...... second floor to an exterior porch or deck leading to finish grade;. (3) said ...