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Old 04-14-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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Attaching wood posts to top of existing foundation wall


I currently have a patio which is surrounded by a concrete foundation wall (approx 7" wide/thick), which supposedly goes down 42", below the frostline here in new England (need to verify that yet). I wish to build a pergola-type posted patio cover. I "assume" I can use this wall as a foundation for my pergola posts, but am unsure how to attach the posts as per code. I am certain there are brackets for this, like stronger versions of how you would attach railing posts to a slab? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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Attaching wood posts to top of existing foundation wall


Simpson has a variety of post to concrete connectors. Check out their website. You want the one that keeps the post off the concrete.
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