Can our deck support the hot tub we ordered?
January 21, 2005 9:57 AM Subscribe
We're taking delivery of a new hot tub today and I'm not wholly sure that our deck is strong enough to support it.
Is there a simple way to to check that the deck can withstand the weight? (MI)
posted by fenriq to Home & Garden (13 answers total)
The tub is by SofTub
, holds 300 gallons of water and they say it weighs about 2700 pounds full but that its weight per square foot is less than 90 pounds/sq.ft.
The deck is about 15 years old, has no visible signs of rot, sagging or other easily found clues that it's gonna collapse. The deck is supported by 4x4's set into cement with 2x6 runners supporting the decking above.
Need more info? Ask and I'll provide as best I can.