building a 2nd floor deck

deck can handle even the rowdiest gang of fraternity brothers as long as the beam that carries the floor joists is properly bolted to the side of the house. unlike bolts, nails . decks that extend over a walkout basement or climb all the way up to a second story make natural places for outdoor entertaining. safely secured to .

how to build a deck on the 2nd story of your house part two.

second story room in any house that wouldn't be enhanced by adding a deck to it. why not be able to step out onto the . next step was snapping a long horizontal level chalk-line on the outside wall three inches lower than the finished floor on the inside. that three inches provides a 1.5" .

the owner had hired a contractor to remove the old porches and build this new structure to serve as secondary egress (a required element in . fix: with the addition of a beam, the three inboard piers will be able to handle the first floor, but to support the second and third floors, piers must be added or the .