Deck Strength for a Hot Tub
I have an existing deck that is 16' wide (ledger on house) and is 12' long I have two 6 x 6 posts at each outside corner.
It has double 2 x 12 on each side and then a 2 x 12 joist at 16' oc. The floor is made of 2" mahogany. the builder thinks it will hold a load of 5000 lbs from a hot tub.
I think i need to put some posts underneath for support. Will the deck as it is currently constructed carry a hot tub that will weigh 5000 lbs when full?