Saving a Deck from the Landfill

Deck Repair by Scotty-Scotts Contracting,
St Louis
Renewable Energy
Because
the Deck was not built to current Building Codes the St Louis
Building Code Department required- 

“Bring the Deck to Current Building Codes or Tear it Down”

  1. Structural
    Site Inspection and Documentation of Needed Repairs of the Deck by
    an Architectural Engineer,
  2. Obtain
    a Repair Permit (based on the Engineers findings) for the needed
    repairs,
  3. Structurally
    reinforce the existing deck to the Suggestions made by the
    Architectural Engineer,
  4. Repair
    other areas that are in disrepair
  5. Have
    the added “Structural Work” Inspected by the St Louis Building
    Code Official
  6. Power
    Wash and Paint
  7. Final
    Inspection by the St Louis Building Code Official and Property Owner
Day 1
Work Photos
  • Add ½ in by 8in Lag Bolts at 16in OC at
    Joist House Connection to existing 3/8 in Lag Bolts
Add ½ in by 8in Lag Bolts at 16in OC at Joist House Connection to existing 3/8 in Lag Bolts, Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy

 

  • Additional Photo of Added Lag Bolts to Joist
    Wall Connection
Additional Photo of Added Lag Bolts to Joist Wall Connection
  • Lag Bolts at 16in OC the Entire Length of
    the Joist
Lag Bolts at 16in OC the Entire Length of the Joist
  • Temporary Support for Safety and to make
    sure the Deck Stays True and Plumb while we added the Double 2×8
    Main Support Beam
  • Note: I don’t really think the Deck would
    have collapsed onto the crew while working on the Main Support
    but for Peace of Mind I went ahead and installed a Temporary 2×4
    Post and Beam.
Temporary Support for Safety

 

  • Note: Simpson Strong Tie Connector- Post
    Beam Connection on 2 Center Posts
  • Outer Post utilize 2- 1/2
    x 8
    in Bolt, Nut, Washer
Simpson Strong Tie Connector- Post Beam Connection on 2 Center Posts
Day 2 Work Photos
 
  • Upper Stairs and New Deck Boards
  • 3- 2×12 Stair Stringers
  • 7 3/4in Risers
  • 10 in Tread
Upper Stairs and New Deck Boards
  • Upper Stairs
  • New Deck Boards
  • New Upper Railing
Upper Stairs,New Deck Boards,New Upper Railing
  • Removing Lower Stair Case
Removing Lower Stair Case

 

  • Adding 2×8 to Existing Double 2×8 Joist- 3
    Total 2×8- Combination of 16 Galvanized Nails, Screws, Glued,
    and 2-1/2 x 8in Bolt, Nut, Washer
Adding 2×8 to Existing Double 2×8 Joist- 3 Total 2×8- Combination of 16 Galvanized Nails, Screws, Glued, and 2-1/2 x 8in Bolt, Nut, Washer

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