I'm looking to add a car port that will house my boat off the side of my house. I will be attaching a 2x8 to the side of the house as support for one side. Because of this will I need a permit for the project?
your best bet is to contact your local inspection department and check. my bet would be yes due to the need to check property lines and it would be considered a addition to the home.
Thanks, I will check. Do you think there will be a setback as far as how close I can put the posts in the ground to the side brick wall?
The brick wall is probably on the setback you should be able to go right up to it. Keep in mind that there is going to be a concrete footing under the wall it probably is around 4- 6 inches wider then the wall. Also check how deep you need to set your posts here we have to go down 36".
Thanks! I actually was thinking that might nix the entire project. Great news!
Forgot to ask. I was thinking of using braces set in concrete to secure the posts, would you not do that and instead just concrete them in?
Not a big fan of brackets, have a habit of working loose over time. I would set in concrete. Quickcrete works great and easy to work with.
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