Noticed these cantilevered balconies on the units where I was inspecting today.
I asked the builder how they were supported and he replied “double 2x4s on 12 inch centers.” I must have looked shocked :shock: because he said that he would have been much more comfortable with 2x6s, but that this was what the design called for and was approved by the engineer. He said that that he jumped up and down on them and they felt sturdy. I was expecting him to tell me that there was a welded steel frame inside.
I think I’m going to advise my client to get an engineering letter or design document to have on hand at resale time and to verify that it has, in fact been signed off by an engineer.