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  • #398223
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    don’t go up there, run away.

    Yea the guy may have had his brother or even himself do and thinks it’s a great job.

    #398224
    SamM
    Pro
    Halifax, NS

    Disaster waiting to happen

    What are those steel post sticking out of the ground?? Are those hilpiers?

    It almost looks like they buried jack posts, my gaud what were they thinking?

    They weren’t

    #398240
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    A lot depends on the span and loading and design of the beam. If each section is designed as a simple (single) span, then over the post is fine. In multiple spans, the 1/4 point is considered the location of 0 moment. The only catch is that a single member will need to handle all of the shear at that point. I think the biggest concern is that unless totally impossible is to stagger the splices so that they do not occur over the same post.

    #398301
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Are those not helical driven metal piers? Still, you can’t have the load supports connected to them like that.

    #398332
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I can not imagine anyone who would frame it like that ever having heard of helical driven metal piers.

    #398417
    Doobie
    Moderator

    That was a 4’x 16′ deck in front of the house.
    I sent these pictures to a friend of mine who’s doing decks for a living and he texted me : don’t go up there, run away.
    In the back it was an identical – jack post speaking – deck but muck bigger 11′ x 16 ‘. I don’t have pictures for that one. No support in the middle, just 11′ joists.
    Both, front and back yard deck, didn’t have any blocks between the joist.

    Do you know how long it’s been that way? Was it a project/repair started but never finished?

    #398438
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    The whole house was renovated by a “general contractor” [ sic ], who also built the decks. I’m talking $200.000 ( thousands ) renovation.

    #398447

    Disaster waiting to happen

    Just to be sure I understand what Im seeing, the big issue is the stacking of multiple blocks between the porch and the metal piles? Not to mention the offset, so the weight isnt even centered on the piles?

    Just curious. Looks very wrong to me, but not 100% sure what else I may be missing with my non-experienced eye.

    #398448
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    The whole house was renovated by a “general contractor” [ sic ], who also built the decks. I’m talking $200.000 ( thousands ) renovation.

    So the rest of the place looks just as awesome?

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #398456
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    The rest of the place looks like they are about to start renovating but the owners moved in because everything is, apparently, finished: hardwood floors, windows, bathrooms, canexel, etc.
    Plenty of water alongside of the house which suggest that there is no french drain installed.

    #398457
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    let a few people stand or sit on the edge and it’s going to topple….nothing good about this

    #398460
    Doobie
    Moderator

    The whole house was renovated by a “general contractor” [ sic ], who also built the decks. I’m talking $200.000 ( thousands ) renovation.

    Ouch tabarnac! 😉

    #398471
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Those helica piles are probably fine. The connection is unacceptable and the framer appears to have been afraid of shifting his cantilever offset to line them up better. If they add another ply to the back of the beam and kick the 4×4 into plumb it would be pretty good. Even a notched 6×6 with that set up would sit better on the pier and prevent the beam from rotating.

    Good thing the porch is a short one and wont move around with lateral loads.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #398511
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    If they were piers, It could be salvaged with proper techniques like a shoe on the pier for the post and some sort of post cap hardware to tie the post to the beam. adjusting the beam location or adding a ply to center the load over the post would help also. Unfortunately I do not think they are helical piers.

    #398512
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    Unfortunately I do not think they are helical piers.

    I am with you there Kurt, they just look like some steel posts that got stuck in the ground, maybe even some jack posts…

    I am sure that there is plenty of things wrong with the framing that isn’t visible in that pic.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #398519
    redwood
    Pro

    Any idea on what the surface of the deck is? It looks like Corian, though I’m sure it’s not.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #398521

    Any idea on what the surface of the deck is? It looks like Corian, though I’m sure it’s not.

    I would guess Fiberglass. Its becoming really popular up here – our back patio is done in it – perfect material for our climate.

    #398545

    Man thats bad, but at least they put the mail box back. lol but for real , how can they think thats right. be interesting to see the rest of the contractors work. yikes.

    #398549
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Any idea on what the surface of the deck is? It looks like Corian, though I’m sure it’s not.

    I would guess Fiberglass. Its becoming really popular up here – our back patio is done in it – perfect material for our climate.

    Fiberglass, I haven’t seen that one out here yet.

    #398550

    Any idea on what the surface of the deck is? It looks like Corian, though I’m sure it’s not.

    I would guess Fiberglass. Its becoming really popular up here – our back patio is done in it – perfect material for our climate.

    Fiberglass, I haven’t seen that one out here yet.

    From the top, it almost looks like really clean new cement, but has a rounder feeling on bare feet. Good traction, easy to clean/powerwash off.

    Ours was installed by the previous owners. Its about 10-15 years old now and looks just like the one done next door this summer. No signs of age.

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