in my town, there is a setback minimum restriction for decks. my question is: what is the difference between a deck and a balcony? would balconies have the same restriction as a deck?
thanks in advance...
some questions can't be answered here on the forum. you need to go to city hall in your burg, and ask them.
You will need to check to see if there are any restrictions or differences, but to answer your question...
A deck will have posts and footings (or in the case of a roof deck, be anchored to the roof) and a balcony will hang off of a WALL and be tied to it - WITHOUT posts or footings.
It is whatever the AHJ says it is.
Call and ask.
What's the AHJ?
on another topic...awhile back we had an arguement (discussion) on fastening ledgers into masonry. Well, I used the 1/2" Redhead expansion bolts on my last 2 projects, and man...they worked like a charm. Much easier then the lag bolt/shield combo. thanks