Minimum deck height above grade
I plan on replacing our beat up paver patio with a deck next summer. The problem is trying to figure how low i can make the deck.
Most every framing diagram i find shows the beams resting on the posts, and then the joists resting on the beams. But that would make the minimum height of the deck around 18" above grade. I really need to be no more than 10" or so above grade, (mainly because im tying into an existing screened in porch).
Can i have the joists resting right on the posts, and skip the beams altogether? That would get me pretty close to the 10" max height i need. But i think this might be too bouncy.
I searched and searched for a framing diagram that was close to what i need, but can't find anything
Last edited by Eds_tls; 06-05-2012 at 07:59 PM.