Hello, probably an easy question for someone who builds decks for a living. I want to build a 16x16 deck that is not attached to the house. It will be about 3-4' off the ground and I would like 2' overhangs on both ends of the joists off of the main support beams. Can someone help me with this county code website http://resources.baltimorecountymd.g...conpkt1207.pdf
to size my beams and footers (how many and what size). For reference I will be using 2x10 joists since cost is minimal over 2x8.
after looking at there web site it is not clear on beam support over 12 long joists. so what i would propose to them is a 2x12 on each side of the 4x4 post on 18 dia. or 16 square pad with the 2 x 10 rest on top of them with the 2 foot hangover on each side which should put you inside their span charts
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Last edited by jaydevries; 02-18-2013 at 07:47 PM.