a deck rail is required is required when the deck or concrete slab in this case is 30 inches or more above grade ground level . my basement slab varies from even with the ground to a foot or two above grade so a guardrail isnt required by code.
the slab, or bridge deck, is the element that provides the reinforced concrete slabs are designed according to deck thickness and girder spacing. concrete curbs, railing, raised medians, sidewalks, girder steel may also be dimensioned along the outside edges of the slab.
nov 30, 2013 conventional balcony construction, consisting of a concrete topping slab over stepping the wood framing down from the interior floor and sloping the deck. after the wood framing is constructed, the waterproofing installation begins the t-bars are installed at the outside edges, and railing post embed
thanks i guess i was expecting that the top and bottom railings would have a specific code like the posts concerning how they are attached. but 3 1/2' screws sound good. elizabeth h - 4/6/2017 5:46:44 pm - reply. is there a specific bracket that is required in order to attach the 2x4 board that holds the balusters to the post?
installing deck railing - sloped site decks - how to design and build measure and cut pieces for the bottom rail. at an outside corner, hold two pieces in place and mark for a cut. you could miter this corner, but a miter joint might
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building code requirements for exterior decking railing, guards, and stairs are especially stringent because decks fall into the category of critical health and safety matters. code requirements for bathroom fans or drywall, while important, rarely touch upon life and death matters. by contrast, deck code is truly a matter of life and death and of serious injuries.
it's only about 6x4 area, but it does need to be fixed since the slab is sinking a little no more than an inch since late 2004 and the railings are tied into the slab/columns. they're called concrete raising of nc and it sounds interesting.
if no concrete pier is used, the post should bear on the footing and stringers should bear on 2x4 blocking fastened to 4x4 posts with 8x3-1/2' screws or 16d nails. if the stairs are resting on a concrete slab or a patio then the slab or patio should also be built with a similar foundation to resist frost movement.
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30 jul 2019- explore libbydeegan's board 'railings for outdoor steps' on pinterest. see more ideas about outdoor steps, outdoor stair railing and outdoor stairs.
in this article railing codes attaching posts outside corners railings and balusters cable railings view all decking articles. sturdy deck railings are an important safety feature for raised decks and are required by code for any deck 30 in. or more above grade.
standard metal framing connectors the model numbers shown in this case are for simpson strong-tie products can be used to mount stair posts to concrete piers or a slab so that they are above grade, and to reinforce the connection between the posts and the stringers. note that the posts can be mounted either inside or outside the stringers.
step 1 - decide on location of railing. before you break out the tools, establish where you want your railing to go. use a tape measure and chalk line to mark the places on the concrete where the railing will be built. on your snap line, measure from the center of the support post to the center of the end support post on a section of your railing.