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09:59AM | 08/10/05
Member Since: 06/20/05
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I am looking at building a deck using composite treads (Veranda/Timbertech/Yakima). I imagine it has to be designed a bit differently but I can't find anything on the subject. For example:

1. Do I really need to space stringers every 12-16"?

2. If I use wooden risers does that eliminate the problem?

3. If I use multiple center stringers, do I really need a frost footing for each one (my area requires footings on stairs) or can I use a board across the bottom to distribute the load to the two footings on the outside posts?


10:39AM | 08/20/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
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You will need to contact your local Buidling Dept. each would have it's own answer.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

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