04:58AM | 08/14/00
Member Since: 04/25/00
3 lifetime posts
I had a 21'w / 13'd wood porch built off the back of my house. I'm scared that there is not enough support. Could someone please help before I call in an inspector. The porch has 4 4x4 pressure treated supports built up on concrete. The porch begins 5' - 7' up the roof line and extends 13' out from the egde of the house. The porch beams are 2 x 8 and are 16" apart spread across the 21' length. The contractor put 2 2x8 beams on top of the treated supports. The beams are nailed together to the support making a 4" thickness. They are slightly slanted outward away from the house. There are no cross beams in between the supports and there is no other support at the 4x4 supports. Please HELP...I'm very concerned about this, but then again maybe it was done properly.


03:45AM | 08/16/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
rjmsed, a little more info would help. How is the porch connected to the house - bolted through a 2x10 or simply nailed to the outside wall or ? How are the beams connected to the 4x4's - bolts or nails? Are the bolts, if any, galvanized?
Finally, did the contractor get a permit? If so, surely it has already been inspected?


05:30PM | 08/17/00
Member Since: 04/25/00
3 lifetime posts
In reply, The 2X10's across the roof line are nailed into the beams of the roof and the same for the beams from the roof to the support posts are nailed. The support posts are supported by concrete with the little metal shoes on the bottom. In reference to the permit one was not applied for to do this construction but one was for the roof and gutters. (My fault).


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