I am rebuilding our old deck. At first I thought I would just be able to replace the decking with Redwood. However, now that the old plywood decking has been removed I found that the joist are nailed into the beam.
All of the deck books I have show that there are supposed to be foundation post (about 6' OC) which the beam is supposed to be connected to and THEN the joist are supposed to lay ON TOP of the beam.
I am at a stand still until I figure out if I should try to correct this or just try to add post under the beam that is already here.
It's an older deck that really has no supporting post. Instead the post that were used for the railing was just connected to the beam by nails below the joist. Once I remove these post I am afraid the deck will just fall forward because there is no support on the ends, except for one corner post.
Any Advise - James
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- See the Most Highly Anticipated Colors for 2015
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 10 Unexpected Spots for Accent Colors
- 10 Fantastic Furniture Makeovers
- Worth It: 8 Renovations That Pay You Back
- 9 Closet Storage Tips from a Pro Organizer
- 7 Seriously Surprising Spots for a Fireplace
- Laundry Room Ideas to Knock Your Socks Off
- 12 Tiny Gardens to Grow on a Tabletop
- Supersize Your Small Bathroom with 8 Tips
- Kitchen Envy: 10 Rooms We Love