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Steel Beams

Once the foundation was complete we installed the steel beams that support the deck system.

We chose steel after doing a careful cost benefit analysis. Our other choice was wood, either solid or manufactured. We did not feel that wood was a good choice as it is susceptible to insects and rot. The cost was approximately 25% more than wood, taking into consideration the cost of additional concrete columns and associated labour.


Craning the beams into place.

Ensuring accurate placement.

Zap welding, out of Nelson, welded the beams to the embed plates located in the top of each concrete column.

Everything is going according to plan.

Next up: Walls and Decks