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jknewburg wrote:
What are the posts made of? - Are those 8X8 wood columns, are they wrapped, etc?
   Comment   May 17, 2014
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They are 12x12 structural fiberglass columns. The base and capital are PVC exterior trim boards made by a company called AZEK.
May 17, 2014 at 11:19pm     
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rpa2012 wrote:
Ceiling - This is precisely the design that would work for our house. But I am just stuck at how to finish the ceiling for the lower deck so that it remains water proof. What did you for this deck? What kind of flooring/finishing did you use on the upper deck? Do you have some kind of water membrane running under the flooring? Thank you for any help you can provide.
     Comment   January 24, 2013
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There is a waterproofing membrane installed over treated wood 1x2 sleeper strips that are nailed to marine grade plywood decking which spans over your joists system. The sleeper strips are what your finish tongue & groove decking will be fastened to. The waterproofing membrane should be self healing so that the penetrations from deck screws will not create leaks. It should be run under the sleepers as well and roofing tar should be applied to all screw penetrations and seams. In the end, there should be a watertight air cavity underneath your finish decking and in between your sleepers that allows any water to flow to the outer edge of the balcony instead of leaking through the porch ceiling below. Also, the balcony should have metal flashing at all edges that fits under the lip of the waterproofing membrane. The deck should have a slope of 1/8" per foot as well to help water drain. The sleepers should be run parallel with this slope to allow the water to move.

Your level of comfort on the second floor balcony should not be impeded at all since you will be able to use the deck without fear of puncturing the waterproofing. This type of installation is quite involved and really takes a competent carpenter to ensure that it is installed properly. It is also very hard to describe without proper section drawings to help explain.

I hope I've answered your question.
January 24, 2013 at 5:47pm     
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laura5265 wrote:
WHAT ARE THE FLUSH MOUNT LIGHTS AND THEIR SIZE.
   Comment   July 2, 2012
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Those look like the Round Nautical Marine Bulkhead Light. They measure 7 1/2 inches in diameter. Here's a link to the listing for more information: http://www.barnlightelectric.com/discount-lighting/marine-lighting-docks-decks/round-nautical-marine-bulkhead-light.html

Hope that helps!
December 26, 2012 at 7:01am     
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awesome building
October 4, 2013 at 11:50pm   
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motherof5pearls wrote:
Doors and windows - Beautiful design and construction. Who is window/door manufacturer? Thank you?
     Comment   February 2, 2014
maggiemom4 wrote:
What material is used between the porch piers? - I love this structure. I am in south Louisiana and looking to build a new home in a couple of months. I love the piers and wood porch. My house will be on a 3' off the ground slab except for the porches. I want them on piers. Thank you for your time.Sincerely Maggie Constant
   Comment   January 19, 2014
dhfrench wrote:
Beautiful colors! What are they (deck and house)?
   Comment   September 17, 2013
cwgallant wrote:
waterproofing - How did you waterproof the deck, which is exposed to the elements, to protect the space below, and the column exteriors from water/moisture damage?
     Comment   July 8, 2012

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