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1 Deck Tip Sheet Information for Single-Family Residential Uncovered Deck Permit This tip sheet may be used as a guide for single-family residential uncovered deck permits. Submittal requirements: Refer to Building Submittal Checklist. Structural Plans: (For decks over 30 inches in height) 1. Two Site Plans showing dimensions of your deck and its relationship to existing buildings or structures on the property and the distance to existing property lines drawn to scale. Include the project address on the drawing. 2. Two Plans showing framing layout of your deck with Beam & Joist sizes and spacing clearly drawn to scale. Plans shall include full deck plan view and deck section view as per pages 1 & 2 below. Deck Construction Notes: Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 1 of 10

2 1. The illustrations and information in this tip sheet may be used for decks whether or not they require a permit. 2. ll wood must be pressure treated or naturally resistant to decay. Treat all cut ends with end-cut solution. Use ground-contact treated wood. 3. Fasteners, hangers, nails, etc., must be stainless steel, hot-dipped galvanized, or as specifically required for the specified wood preservative used. The coating weights for zinc-coated fasteners to be in accordance with STM 153. Provide documentation in the field showing the required fastener protection considering the wood chosen for your deck. 4. You may modify any components of this tip sheet with justification by analysis or calculation. ny modifications must be reviewed prior to permit issuance. 5. See page 6 for stairs, pages 7& 8 for guards and pages 9 &10 for handrails. 6. This tip sheet is intended to represent good construction practices for deck construction and related IRC requirements. 7. ll wood assumed to be Hem-Fir #2 or better. Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 2 of 10

3 Span Table Footing Schedule For Outside Decks Spans based on use of No. 2 Hem-Fir or better 50 p.s.f. loading (10 p.s.f. Dead Load + 40 p.s.f. Live Load) Beam spans and footings assume maximum 24 overhang Joist size Spacing of joists Max. span of joists 3/8 x 4 ½ lag screw max. spacing on 2x ledger Max. span on girder beams between posts / footing type 4X6 Footing 4X8 Footing 4X10 Footing 2X6 In. 9ft 10in 8ft 9in 7ft 1in 12ft 9in 11ft 1in 9ft 0in 16 inches 16 inches 5ft 5in 5ft 8in 6ft 1in 4ft 11in 5ft 2in 5ft 7in 7ft 2in 7ft 6in 8ft 0in 6ft 6in 6ft 11in 7ft 5in 8ft 10in 9ft 2in 9ft 10in 8ft 0in 8ft 5in 9ft 1in In. 15ft 7in 13ft 6in 11ft 0in 16 inches 4ft 7in 4ft 10in 5ft 3in 6ft 0in 6ft 5in 6ft 11in 7ft 5in 7ft 10in 8ft 5in FOOTING TYPES TYPE SIZE NOTE: 12 X 12 X 12 Pier blocks may be substituted for Type footings *Footing sizes based on assumed soil bearing pressure of 1500 lbs. DECK CONSTRUCTION CONNECTIONS ll fasteners, nails, bolts, screws, etc. must be corrosion resistant. See Deck Construction Note 3, page 1. Follow manufacturer s instructions for timber connectors. Connections : Nailing 1 Joist on deck beam; toenail each end (3) 8d 2 Bridging or blocking to joist: toenail each side, each end (3) 8d 3 2x decking joist or deck beam (2) 16d Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 3 of 10

4 IRC 507 Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 4 of 10

5 Lateral load connections are required in at least two or four locations per deck, depending on which type is installed. There must be a lateral load connection within 24" of each end of the deck. Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 5 of 10

6 GENERL INFORMTION: Consult with your local building department regarding required setbacks. Obtain a building permit before starting construction. The intent of this tip sheet is to address the basics of private residential deck construction only and does not address the subject in great detail. dditional information can be found at your local building department, home improvement store or library. STIRS Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 6 of 10

7 GURDS Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 7 of 10

8 GURDS (CONT) Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 8 of 10

9 HNDRILS Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 9 of 10

10 HNDRILS (CONT) Deck Construction (old format) 02/10/2017 Page 10 of 10

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