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Mike Guertin is a builder and remodeler in East Greenwich, R.I., and frequent presenter at JLC Live and DeckExpo. You can follow him on Instagram @mike_guertin.
Mike Guertin breaks down how to read the new code tables and adjustments for cantilevered joists to more accurately size the beams on a deck.
Mike Guertin says that “up-sizing” deck joists so that they exceed code requirements is a waste of your client's money.
Mike Guertin deciphers the ‘Maximum Deck Joist Span’ table in the 2021 IRC.
Mike Guertin shows how screws and blocking can be used to make strong guard post installations that meet the new requirements in the 2021 IRC.
Mike Guertin explains how to add a custom wave pattern in cedar shingles to the gable end of a home.