The requirement for diagonal bracing when a deck is greater than 2 feet above grade is applicable to both free- standing decks and decks supported by a ledger. If the deck is attached to the house an alternative to knee braces for deck stability is installation of decking at a 45 degree angle to the deck joists. Decks are stiffer … Read more


A framing plan shows the layout of the primary Structural system. Examples of structural elements Include: joists, beams, ledger board, posts, footings, Stringers, treads, and the type, size, and spacing of ledger Board fasteners. Figure c5 shows an example of a Typical deck framing plan.   JOIST-TO-BEAM CONNECTION Joist-to-beam connections must be installed to handle Forces in several directions. Options 1 … Read more