I am experiencing a live and learn project where I have a large elevated deck attached to a header board which I think does not meet code. I recently had six beams installed which currently attached to the header boards. I now know not a good idea.
I now know that the support structure must 'translate' directly to all foundation support which I don't think this meets.
Options now greatly appreciated, but should I:
- Add three columns with beam under all support. This would make the deck a hybrid free standing with a dependency on the header board, however.
- See if the steel piers can be modified with beam support to meet code.
- Bull doze the entire thing.