Low Profile Deck Question
by Robert Boyero
I just got stationed in Pensacola and would like to build a low profile deck in our new backyard. My plan is for a 12x12 deck.
I have several questions really regarding lumber choice for the beams 2x8 or 2x10.
My plan was to place the beams directly onto the footings. I've seen anchors that go into the (wet) footings that will support either 2x6s or 2x8s.
Also, how many footings would be required for my span? I know it is partially dependent on the size of the lumber used as well - 2x8 or 2x10
Joists would be attached to the beams using hangers and then finished off with 2x6 decking. Feel free to provide me any guidance you see fit.