If you have a project that includes building a porch on an existing deck don’t assume that the deck is a legal structure and that the builder got a permit when it was constructed. This bit me in the butt today when Marcia went to secure a Wake County permit and the clerk, compared the plot plan with the county records. Let’s hope that there are no surprises when the building inspector comes the first time to look things over, because we have to make it legal to build on it.
In the same neighborhood and just across the street we are beginning a project tomorrow that involves repairing a two story front porch. We are using a pretty unique metal structural panel that acts as a waterproof ceiling and also supports deck boards above. The product is called DryJoistEz – click on the blog title and you can be instantly transported to their website. This is our first go at using this product so there will be a slight learning curve but it looks like it will be a fine product and will give the owner a maintenance free porch for many years to come. No more rotted wood.
Press Release – Gainesville, GA – Wahoo Decks’ newest product DryJoistEZ, introduced in January at the 2010 International Builders Show, has been recognized by LBM Journal as one of 31 hot products from this year’s show. A sister product to DryJoist, the first structural deck