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Deck Joist Need Ground Clearance – Decks By E3

Deck joist should have a minimum of 6″ (150mm) clearance between the joist and the ground. Deck joists will rot in proportion to contact with moisture and fungi. The higher the level of moisture and fungi, the faster the joist will rot. Dirt contains a high level of fungi and water; contact will accelerate wood rot.

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Deck Joist Sizing & Spacing | | by Seven Trust

Similar to guards, if stairs are to be hung from the side of an upper-level deck, 2x10 as a minimum is recommended, as it will exceed the depth of the first step. Joist hangers are used to attach the ends of joists to the face of a beam or a ledger board. If you identify a crown in the board, you should always install it upwards.

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minimum clearance under deck - Renovate Forum

My council (Hornsby NSW) requested minimum 400mm clearance between underside of the lowest timber member and the finished ground level for visual inspection of termite barriers in accordance with Parts 3.1.3 and 3.1.4 of the Building Code of Australia and AS3660.1-2000.

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Deck Joist Spacing & Blocking: Proper Techniques | Seven Trust

Deck joist spacing should never exceed 16” on center (with the exception of MAX deck boards, which allow for maximum 24" on center). For a more rigid feel, 12” or less may be preferred. If adding additional framing, be sure to keep all boards level and in plane across the tops.

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Minimum clearance from underside of bearer to ground - Home

Ive had a structural engineer confirm my thoughts, there is no minimum height for decks, however you have to be careful with timber selection. If you're using treated pine for the decking you are fine, but there are a handful of hardwoods that are OK for the decking if you are under 400mm high.

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What is the minimum height above ground for wood floor joists .

So the minimum is 18” for floor joists and 12” for wood beams within the building foundation, according to the Internaitonal Residential Code (IRC) and the Residential Edition of the Florida Building Code [FBC R317.1 (1)], UNLESS the wood is preservative-treated or naturally durable.

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Maximum Joist Spacing for Decks - CKCOG

washers under head and nut 5 ½” min. Beam Deck Post Post Cap 2 ½” min. Post Cap Requirements Notched Post to Joist Hanger-Required (Minimum of 60% of joist depth) Blocking or approved lateral restraint (Minimum of 60% of joist depth) Rim Board (3) 10d nails or (3) No. 10 X 3 wood screws into end of joist

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Deck guardrails shall be a minimum of36 inches (914 mm) in height and constructed to withstand a concentrated load of 200 pounds (91 kg) applied at any point and in any direction along the top railing member. IRC 312.1 b.

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