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    bvasold1 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 20, 2007, 01:46 PM
    I am trying to rienforce bak deck/porch to support hot tub
    I am having trouble finding answers. I am trying to put a hot tub on my deck. This is where it gets tricky. The deck is really a porch with its own block wall foundation. I live in a brick row home so they added a 14x 8' extension to the basement and covered it with a 4" thick concrete slab. To dress it up the previous owner laid composite decking on top of the porch to create a nice rear deck for the first floor of the house. So, I would like to put a 7'6" x 7'6" hot tub weighing roughly 5000lbs w/water and people on the one side of the deck. Since my workshop is underneath and I will be using the hot tub I dont want to risk loseing either by falling through the slab. I was thinking that I could reinforce the porch from underneath using two lolly columns one on each and of the deck (12' apart interior) and span them with a steel I Beam. How ever I am unsure of what size I should use. Preferably as small as possible as not to loose much overhead clearance.
    I know this is allot to grasp, But if any one could help I would greatly appreciate it
    Thank you
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    Apr 23, 2007, 04:34 PM
    Have you considered raising the area that you plan to put the hot tub in? If you do... you have a whole new solutions available to you.

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