Question on Deck load

scottsams

Bronze Supporter
May 28, 2016
225
Arlington, TX
#1
Not sure this is the right place but I am trying to get an idea of deck and load. We were looking at a fireplace for out by the pool that weighs 1300lbs. We have a Cool Deck or Kool Deck built in mid 80s. Is there any way to determine if our deck can support that or would modifications be required.
Thanks!
 

jblizzle

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
41,197
Tucson, AZ
#2
This is just a concrete slab, right?

Depends on the footprint of the fireplace and how thick your slab is and whether there is rebar and what the supporting dirt is underneath.

I don't think this is really something we can easily answer for sure, although assuming that the slab is well supported and all the weight is not on a very small footprint, I would guess it would be fine.
 

scottsams

Bronze Supporter
May 28, 2016
225
Arlington, TX
#3
Thanks,
I don't know these details as of now. It is Texas dirt so that is hard. Unsure if there is rebar but I'd suspect there is. I know it is little to go by. Hopefully our pool guy may have an idea.


  • Firebox Width: 25"
  • Firebox Height: 18"
  • Overall Width: 51.5"
  • Overall Depth: 31.5"
  • Overall Height: 71"
  • Chimney Height: 11"