||06-25-2012 06:57 PM
What was I thinking
Ok so I thought a deck would be nice to have on our lot. I decided a platform freestanding would be easy. How hard could it be? right? Well I framed a 2x612x16' start of a deck using deck blocks. I plan on supporting the deck with 20 deck blocks. I put in 4-16' beams spaced about 2.5' apart. this is the dilemma. I believed I spaced the beams too far apart. I was going to block the beams ( mind you thats the only construction lingo that i know) with spacers to sturdy the deck. My contractor say there is too much space between the beams which is potentially hazardous. So my question to you all is am I on the right path or do I need to start over? How many beams do I need for a 12 x16 deck? how far should they be spaced? Is there an alternative solution then to start over? This is a cry for help.