Most places now call for a step down from the house to the deck. What are the rules in CA.
Is it a slab house or will you be going to wood against the house?It looks like 7 3/4" is the maximum step-down from California Residential Code for non-egress. It doesn't explicitly call out decks or a minimum, but local hand-outs in nearby counties suggest the same 7 3/4" with no min specified.
I thought about this some more, maybe I should just attach a ledger to two sides of the home and cut-out the concrete in the sections I need to so I can pour footings. If I switch to 3-2x8's on the beams, I can get away with a lot less footings (maybe 3 or 4 in the concrete slab area, see attached).
Any thoughts? Much appreciated!
This would be above the crawl with 1/2" sheathing + 2x4 framing.Is it a slab house or will you be going to wood against the house?
So you be removing siding to attach to the house.This would be above the crawl with 1/2" sheathing + 2x4 framing.
Correct, I have Hardie siding up now (brand new installed last year), I would be removing that and attaching directly to the sheathing.So you be removing siding to attach to the house.
Not sure the beam works on the far rightCorrect, I have Hardie siding up now (brand new installed last year), I would be removing that and attaching directly to the sheathing.
Free standing is better for the house. It does come with a few buts.Thanks for your help, I appreciate it. I got the updated drawing, and cut 2' x 2' holes through the concrete slab this weekend, wasn't too difficult.
My ledger is on the right wall, the bottom wall is very close to the house, but I don't need any structural attachment to the home. What is the advise in that narrow of a space? Should I install my rim joist to the home to ensure I have proper flashing? Else, I could just leave a gap of an 1" or 1.5" from the rim joist to the wall with the decking hanging over 1/2" or so. It would be covered by the siding, so visually will look okay, just not sure the best way to prevent water intrusion. Any thoughts?
You don't leave the siding in place and screw thru, that is a leak and rot problem for sure.Well, I still want to attach a ledger to the right side, I don't want to dig up and do more footings. I got 5" structural screws and will attach to the sheathing + rim joist.
My question was specifically on the bottom of the drawing with the two doors, however I just realized that I didn't put a post beside the foundation (which is the older t foundation that only goes down 12" below grade) so it will need to attach to my home for structural support for my beam.