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How much weight should my deck support per square foot?

20 lbs. per square foot
7%
40 lbs. per square foot
15%
50 lbs. per square foot
15%
80 lbs. per square foot
46%
Not sure
15%
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Question: How much weight should my deck support per square foot?
Top Answer (46% of 13 votes): 80 lbs. per square foot.

Answer: 50 lbs. per square foot
Explanation: A basic rule of thumb if built property but can be increased with larger frame support.
ATX Residential Construction
Answer: 80 lbs. per square foot
Explanation: Needs to have right joist size for projection of project
Custom Sunrooms & Home Improvements
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Weight support for a deck varies depending on how it is framed and designed.
Backyard Boys Enterprise, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 40 lbs. per square foot
Explanation: A deck is built to hold 40 pounds per square foot as "live load", which is everything you place on the deck that can be removed, including people at the same time.
ArtsWorks
Answer: 20 lbs. per square foot
Explanation: 20 lbs per square ft put way above code and makes for a much better deck.
Family Flooring Co.
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