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How much weight should my deck support per square foot?

20 lbs. per square foot
6%
40 lbs. per square foot
18%
50 lbs. per square foot
12%
80 lbs. per square foot
43%
Not sure
18%
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Question: How much weight should my deck support per square foot?
Top Answer (43% of 16 votes): 80 lbs. per square foot.

Answer: 80 lbs. per square foot
Explanation: if the structure is built correctly and in code it will a lot more especially with braces added while using only stainless steal hardware
Southern Comfort Docks LLC
Answer: 40 lbs. per square foot
Explanation: 40lbs is usually the minimum requirement.
Construct Boss
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Weight support for a deck varies depending on how it is framed and designed.
Backyard Boys Enterprise, LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depends on the material and how it is built
DELEM Remodeling
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
ProMatcher
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