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kalbo702 08-07-2012 12:55 PM

Low profile deck

I need some feedback here.

This is my first time that I will be building deck. Here is what I've done so far, I have dug (4') put sono and pour cement on my concrete footings. On my original specs, I am going to add a 2' 6X6 as my post for my beam, now that is not the case, it looks like I will need to anchor my beam to the concrete footing, is there a hardware I can use so that I can anchor my beam on my footings and add spacers if needed, my deck is a cantilever style.

Someone suggested to me that it is OK to user a 4x4 6" post and beam will sit on top, but this will not be a cantilever style, and suggested to add a 2' over hang with no other means of support on the outside frame, and this should be still safe. This is not a cantilever over hang, this is basically 2 feet over hang off the beam to the outside frame. Is this safe?

Again question is:

Is there a hardware I can use to anchor my beam to concrete footings.

Is 2' over hang (non-cantilever) safe enough?

joecaption 08-07-2012 01:19 PM

You were were suppost to install a foundation bolt, or insert a post base in the concrete as it was being pored.

Look on the Simpson Strong Tie web site for some ideas.
No one here can see what you have done so far, knows what the plans look like, what materails are being used to build it, so there's no way without all the info anyone here can tell you if it's safe.

kalbo702 08-07-2012 01:24 PM

Sorry forgot to add that, yes I have installed a j-bolt, I am just looking for the proper hardware to anchor a 2 x 2x8 beam joint (glued and nailed together ) to my cement footings using the j-bolt.

joecaption 08-07-2012 01:28 PM

There's no need to glue the beam, just add plenty of nails.
Once agin all the brackets you'll need are on the Simpson site.

kalbo702 08-07-2012 01:41 PM

thanks Joe, I see some hardware that might work, if this does not work, i will upload some pictures.

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