adding 2nd floor balcony with brackets

Anchor deck joists to the ledger with joist hangers filling each hole with galvanized joist hanger nails rated for pressure-treated wood. Predrill and sink 1/2-in. dia. galvanized or stainless steel lag screws in every other joist space alternating up and down positions to keep the ledger from splitting. 【Get Price】

Cover the sheathing with flexible adhesive-backed flashing to prevent water penetration. Apply a second layer of sheathing over the first as a counterflashing. Fasten metal L-brackets to the end of the rim joists with hanger screws. Set the ends of the rim joists against the house and screw the L-brackets into the sheathing. 【Get Price】

The lower deck is a great place to hang out in the sun while the cascading stairs flow into the yard and provide lots of space for planters and pots. Get the full details and learn how to build them into your deck. There’s no need to learn how to build a covered deck when you can easily build this deck with pergola using our project plans. 【Get Price】

Materials for this anchor cost about $41 including the $20 bracket and the second joist. Installation usually takes less than 30 minutes. As a bonus this L-bracket provides vertical support in addition to lateral strength. Note that the diagonal-brace and L-bracket details connect to poured concrete foundations which are common in my area. 【Get Price】

Balconies are a great way to add value to your home. Properties with a balcony can often demand a Seven Trust. A square foot of outdoor space can be worth between 25 and 50% of the price of a square foot of indoor space which adds a good amount to the selling price of a home. 【Get Price】

Q: I need to replace a second-floor deck and would like to avoid opening the finished ceiling inside the house to install lateral-load anchors. In Jim Finlay’s article about lateral bracing (see “Lateral Bracing Alternatives” Jan/Feb 2014) the author describes different methods for anchoring a deck to a foundation but none of them are an option on a second-floor deck. 【Get Price】