perimeter beam

perimeter beam

A wood beam attached to the edges or exposed ends of floor joists.
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Though he usually orders one wall for his vanishing edges, he had the whole pool made this way so he could anchor the vessel with concrete, delete the perimeter beam and, in its place, build the gutter configuration.
A perimeter beam is fixed to the top of the walls, leaving a glazed gap.
On horizontal additions, the adequacy of the perimeter beams, columns, and foundations must be checked if the new structure imposes additional loads on the existing structure.
The decking and front and side benches are made with Ipe; the 18-inch-high, 17-inch-wide benches are supported by posts set on footings that tie to the deck's joists and perimeter beams.