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deck sag how would you fix this issue/. ive got a small balcony deck that is gradually pulling away from the house. it has a number of other issues related to poor construction: no joist hangers, some joists not correct lumber, two piece rim joist. the deck is approx 5 x 15 and as you can tell from the photos,
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the deck has been up for about 7 years, but recently it is begun to move away from the house a bit, by about an inch or two. the board underneath my glass sliding door that was there before the deck was installed and that i nailed onto is now pulling away with my deck.
deck ledgers are beams. at the other end of the deck away from the house, the builder often places another beam under the joists or in the same plane of the deck joists. the deck ledger board at the house often carries 50 percent or slightly less of the combined weight of the deck structure, any furniture on the deck and any people who are standing,
keep in mind that one of the biggest problems with do-it-yourself home repairs like raising sagging balconies or decks will be the fact that they're dangerous, so monitor every part of the process
beam me down. falling beams are dangerously heavy, so remove them a section at a time--when you have cut away joists past a supporting post, remove that section of beam. the rest of the beam will be anchored by the remaining deck, and the small section of beam you are removing will be a more manageable size.
sloping your deck. this slope is small enough to escape detection by the naked eye, but enough to force water away from the house. in order to do this you will have to trim the structural posts by a small amount to tilt the frame slightly in the proper direction. your footings will probably sink a little bit too which will add to the slope.
when something starts moving after a hundred years it is almost certainly something recent that is causing it. the cause may be with foundation failure, i.e. the stones or concrete beneath the ground holding up the porch, superstructure failure i.e rotting of posts, beams, house structure, etc., overloading of the porch with heavy items, etc. finding the cause is key to a solution.
how to keep bats away from your house - by far the best method is to make sure that all bat entry holes are sealed shut. a simple caulk or hardening foam will do the trick. seal any gaps as small as 3/8 inch thick. how to keep bats away from your pool - there is no solution here, other than to install a screened-in enclosure around the pool.
remove it yourself. from there, remove your decks legs and feet. most decks have concrete feet that are relatively easy to remove from the ground with a shovel and some muscle. if your decks concrete footings are too difficult to remove by hand, utilize a bobcat, backhoe, truck, quad, tractor, etc. to get the job done.
the deck isn't pulling away from the house so much as leaning away from the house. it's tight at the bottom and separating at the top. it looks like the reason for that is the outside posts rest on a patio that is settling. if you look at the third picture, you can see a wedge-shaped gap between the concrete patio and the step at the patio door.
loose connections. symptoms of loose connections include wobbly rails, loose stair steps and ledgers the boards attached directly to side of your house to support the deck that look to be moving away from the home. note: if the ledger does start pulling away, your deck can become very unstable fast.
raccoons may look like cute masked bandits, but they can be a nuisance around your house and yard, stealing tasty treats from trashcans and creating a mess. they may even cause property damage looking for a cozy home for themselves.
for instance, my deck is in large 'sections' and some whole sections are seeming to sink at the part of the concrete deck furthest away from the pool wall, near my fences. so it creates a gap between the top of the pool and the bottom of the deck concrete that surrounds the pool at the top.
existing homes. this swale, or ditch, allows you to do two things. it gets water away from the house and at the same time collects the water which runs downhill towards your house. you direct this swale around a corner of the house and continue until the natural slope of the ground is falling away from your structure.
and, luckily, there are easy, natural solutions to keep bees away from your outdoor activities without killing them and, ultimately, harming the environment. cucumber peel cucumber peel is great for keeping bees away from specific, small areas.
one method of avoiding serious termite infestations is being able to visually inspect all the way around the edge of the house. filling in that gap prevents you from doing so and provides a hidden path for termites to enter the house, made worse by being filled with i assume untreated wood that termites can use for food on the way into your house.
my house was built in the early 1900s and there is a good bit of sag in my floors including the joists supporting the facade. the fireplace is actually an original gas fireplace and not a traditional wood burning fireplace. the top of the facade has pulled away somewhere between one to two inches at the widest part of the gap from
second, you can convert the deck into a free-standing one. to do that, you need provide appropriate support on the ledger side you say you added supports - do you have enough of them and are they on proper footings , and you will need to provide diagonal support so the deck cannot move away from the house.
the ledger board. holds up the end of the deck thats against the house. if the ledger isnt well fastened, the deck can simply fall off the house. a building inspector we talked with said the most common problem with diy decks is ledger boards not properly fastened to the house.
how to drain downspout water flow away from a house. to carry rainwater far from the house, dig a shallow trench from the downspout out to daylight. then bury 4-inch-diameter pvc pipe in the trench and connect it to the downspout. 6. when you can't extend the downspout to daylight, dig trench extending 10 feet from house and line it with
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