Both the 2009 IRC and the DCA6-09 allow #2 southern pine 2x10s to span 13 feet 1 inch at 24 inches on-center at a design load of 50 psf. That means these joists can span the 12-foot depth of the deck, and the beam can be located at the perimeter. Nine joists will be needed for the 16-foot width. (I prefer
Deck materials matter. Pressure treated wood such as southern yellow pine, which has been chemically processed to resist rot and insects, runs from $8 to $20 per square foot, says Ralph Ford, owner of Deckmasters in Greenwood, Indiana. A smaller, simpler deck that's low to the ground is less expensive
A PT wood deck can cost $8-$50 a square foot ($2,560-$16,000 for a 16'x20' deck), but averages about $25-$35 a square foot ($8,000-$11,200 for 16'x20'), depending on the quality of materials, project complexity, and whether construction is by casual labor or a licensed contractor. Lumber prices can
With a handful of tools and some basic construction knowledge, building a deck can be a simple task completed on a long weekend. For the purpose of the article we'll look at a basic deck that is freestanding, 24 feet long, rectangular and with one set of stairs. However, before you get started check with
Ballpark estimate - $5 SF for normal construction - about 1 3 is materials, 2 3 labor. Add about $1 SF for high-grade treated timber (copper chromate treated or equal - so call "green" or "All Weather Wood" or "Ground Contact" wood), another $1 SF or so for plastic like . Since 4 feet above ground will
All lumberyards and home centers carry 16-ft. deck boards, but many also stock or can order 20- and 24-ft. boards, though they may cost more. Full-length material allows you to avoid butting boards end to end, which can invite trouble; the ends of boards are more absorbent, slower to dry out and more susceptible to rotting,
4. How long will it take to build a deck? This varies a great deal by the complexity of the project including any mishaps and weather conditions but in general a 12 x 24 foot elevated deck with a staircase and railing should take a carpenter and laborer between one and three weeks to build.
May 16, 2015 at 7:28 am. Hi. I am looking to have a 20 x 24 attached deck built. It will have 10 posts, 16 inch oc joist, preassembled railing, 8 feet above grading at highest with 36 inch footing. all material will be pressure treated lumber. How much in labor cost should I expect. I live in Pennsylvania. Reply.
20 lb 1 5 8 screws. 10 lb 16p nails. 24 - 3 1 2 lag bolts and washers. 1 - tube of silicon caulk. 1 - waterproof glue. All the lumber on this list is pressure treated. For a cedar or Let's say that our deck elevation will be 3 feet above the ground, giving us a 36 inch vertical height for the steps. Make a rough