The cantilevered design for a bridge construction project is moderate but remains within the reach of self-awareness. Construction aprons are one of the most popular forms of DIY projects. Learning this cantilever design can mean a large deck with the same range ratio. In today's world where homeowners want larger multi-level decks for outdoor entertaining, this cantilevered design is the one most recommended. Here are some steps to follow to build your own cantilever bridge.
Step 1 – Measure for the columns
Use a tape measure and start marking the location of the footnotes. The cantilever design can incorporate the same number of soles as a traditional bridge. Mark the locations with a wooden stake or landscape painting.
Step 2 – Dig and pour sole columns
One of the aspects of cantilever design is that foundation pillars do not have to be as precise as to their location. This can make initial digging and pouring much easier and less stressful. The cantilever design is based on the fact that the joists can be extended by 40% beyond the sole column. This can effectively extend the deck by four feet if you use 2 x 10 joists.
Use an excavator to drill the hole, then fill it with a shovel. The holes should have the same diameter as the concrete tubes and a depth of 20 inches. Cut the tubes with a circular saw to fit the length you need. Set the tubes in the ground and make sure they are straight. Mix the concrete according to the instructions and pour into the tube. Level the top and place an anchor bolt in the center.
Step 3 – Attach messages
Once the concrete is dry, attach the anchors to the stud to the anchor bolt by tightening a nut on the bolt. Cut the poles to the desired length and put them in position. Secure with a carriage bolt through the post and bracket.
Step 4 – Install the Ledger Beams
Secure the ledger table at home by using carriage bolts. From this beam, continue to place the outer bundles of the ledger along the perimeter of the bridge. They must be centered on the posts, but may be spaced an inch apart. Keep in mind that you can lengthen the beams up to 40% if you use 2 x 10 joists. If you use low profile joists, you will need to multiply the joist width by 4 to know the total length of the extension. If you do not want an inflatable game, keep the total extension at around 25%.
Step 5 – Install the joists
Secure the joist brackets to the beams with wood screws. Cut the joists to fit them and then install them in each of the hangers. Use wood screws to attach to the hangers.
Step 6 – Install the deck floor
With the joists installed, you can finish most of the deck by attaching the 2 x 6 deck. Use galvanized decking screws to secure the panels for firm ground.