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technical difference: balcony vs. deck

Posted by ridonkulus (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 9, 06 at 23:09


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...

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RE: technical difference: balcony vs. deck

some questions can't be answered here on the forum. you need to go to city hall in your burg, and ask them.


RE: technical difference: balcony vs. deck

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.

RE: technical difference: balcony vs. deck

It is whatever the AHJ says it is.
Call and ask.

RE: technical difference: balcony vs. deck


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


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