Here today gone tomorrow...actually this demo took us 3 long days to dismantle. The lumber wasn't in terrible condition but the entire deck lacked proper hardware to keep it together. The height was simply too dangerous to risk.
We love the features on Google Photos....here she is on her way back up.
So the story begins with lots and lots of Simpson Strong-Tie hardware and structural screws to keep all this lumber together. To the right are joist hangers with 16 structural screws per joist hanger + the 6x6 top bases for the three 2x10 rim joists.
I love this pic...it was a beautiful morning....
The top level as we build the 3-season sun-room that included a gorgeous bronze metal roof.
This will be a great sitting room....perfect to read and drink coffee.
Our lead, Armando, installing custom-sized screens...bead board on the ceiling and walls.
The Original deck...it really felt like you had to walk the plank to go upstairs. The staircase was losing it's structural integrity and the fall was too high.
The Proposed...we can cook AND do a little designing.
The Almost Done....this new design kept the traffic "within" the deck which not only is structurally stronger but you feel safer walking the stairs.
More Simpson Strong-Tie software...the only way to go.
Safety first right?
Strong like bool....
All kidding aside, all our decks are built this way. We're serious about building them safe.
This is technically what is called a "free-stadning" deck. The deck is connected to the dwelling but is supported by these 6x6 posts & 2-ply 2x10's
This looks great...it really does.
All done....the lower deck was approx a 12x40' deck
We pulled other team members to help on several days but for the most part it was Adonis, Armando and Josue that lead the way.