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Old 03-22-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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existing deck framing question

Here's the situation. I have an existing deck that was built about 15 years ago. It's about 32'L and 10' projection from home. The joists are only 2x6 (16" O.C.) with 2x8 ledger and header boards. The decking is 5/4" treated. Posts and house attachment area solid.

My concern is the flex/bounce in the deck. Can I correctly reinforce these without tearing everything out? Overall it's in pretty good condition. I was thinking about just doubling up the 2x6s, but not sure if that is the best approach.

I'm open to other ideas, but not looking for "tear it down and start over" comments.

Thanks in advance!


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