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Fulcrum Structural Engineering


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Raya P wrote:
how is this pergola supported? - How is this pergola supported? Is it supported by the walls to the right?
   Comment   March 28, 2012
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I believe the 5 beams project from within the structure.
March 28, 2012 at 9:35pm   
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Patrick Bowes
I don't think the beams project from within since you can see a series of lag bolts attaching the pergola to the concrete above the garage door... These bolts would not be necessary if the beams were part of the structure of the house... I do believe that the wall on the right is the only support other than the lag bolts. Western cedar is a very light wood and so I have no trouble believing that this sparse structure would hold up just fine the way that it is... If I wanted to be absolutely certain though...I would run an iron cable from the front-left corner of the pergola straight up to the roof overhang of the house. It would be a nice complement to the style...especially since a wire handrail is located just beside the garage...nice match.
August 20, 2013 at 1:20pm   
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Adam Zanni wrote:
When using wood on exterior houses for a great modern home look, how does it stand up to extreme direct sunlight in years to come? Are weathering signs noticable after 3-5yrs? Thank You, Adam
   Comment   July 11, 2011
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Sheila Schmitz
I grew up in a wood-covered house and it looked great for decades. My dad re-stained the boards very infrequently. Some wood, such as cedar, actually looks better as it ages. You can ask your architect/builder about the longevity of this particular look.
July 16, 2011 at 8:16am   
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Rich wrote:
How is the driveway drainage handled?
   Comment   December 27, 2012
Rich wrote:
Is there waterproofing under the driveway rocks? Is the Driveway supported by a wooden structure?
   Comment   December 27, 2012
ca_xtreme76 wrote:
Would like to see floor plans - I would like to see floor plans. Thanks.
   Comment   December 25, 2012
mkavouras wrote:
wood type and stain
   Comment   June 13, 2012

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Natalie Myers added this to A New Look for the Overlooked Garage Door
Similarly, the horizontal wood application on this garage door gets the royal treatment with a wood trellis overhang. The shade provided by the trellis would allow the driveway to serve double duty as an outdoor social space.
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A wooden trellis over the garage door serves as decoration and can help transform the driveway into a fancy terrace. Secure a large piece of fabric over the trellis and you'll have shade for an outdoor soirée.
Rachel Grace added this to Pergolas Pump Up Curb Appeal
This modern pergola cantilevers over the home's rock ribbon driveway rather than being supported by traditional visible brackets.

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