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Deck footings next to house?

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Posted by: from Edmonton
4/19/2017 at 11:01:48 AM

I'm planning a free standing deck build off the back of my house but how close to the house can I do the footings? Or can I move the footings away from the house to the circled spots and have a small cantelever and double the joists.

Deck footings next to house?
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Date/Time4/19/2017 at 8:54:09 PM

16" from the foundation maximum. 3 beams and 11 footings needed. One beam at 16", another at corner where deck is at 45 degrees and third beam to support outer portion of the deck.

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Date/Time4/21/2017 at 12:29:30 PM

16 inches is ideal for all material, you can canterlever up to 3 ft if you wanted but it all depends on the size and strength of material you use aswell. most suppliers can answer those questions for you too when you shop around.

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Date/Time4/23/2017 at 2:23:02 PM

A ledger is cheaper and better for attaching deck to house then pilings on supporting beams by code must be every 8 feet and at least no more than 2 ft. in from sides ...if yuo must put pilings instead of a ledger allow at least 2 ftt out from house foundation and get 1st call to make sure no lines where you drill.

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