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Gap between second floor balcony and first first floor (with pics)

Gap between second floor balcony and first first floor (with pics)

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Old 08-20-16, 08:55 AM
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Gap between second floor balcony and first first floor (with pics)

First off sorry if this is not the right section, feel free to move it.

I'll just get right to the point then, I've got this problem:





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As you can see there is an open gap between the floor of the balcony and the stone of the house. I need some suggestions as to how to cover it up. i was thinking of maybe putting a gutter there, like on the adjacent house, but from I what I can see it's not really wide enough. So what's the best material/method to use. Thanks.

If you need me to clarify I can post closeups and alternate angles, the floor of the balcony is cement, the material of the house beneath is brick(?).

Also what sort of nailing equipment do I need to actually attach whatever you're going to recommend? I only have about 150 or so in material costs allocated to this so please keep price in mind. Thanks.

Sorry one more thing, what would be a good and fair price to charge for this kind of job?
 
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Old 08-20-16, 12:25 PM
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I would install blocking and a frieze board to trim the tops of the brick, then install a form of soffiting, vented preferred if it is needed for air circulation.
 
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Old 08-20-16, 01:54 PM
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Agree with Larry and would suggest that before you install the soffit material, you cover the underside of the joists with fine spaced galvanized hardware cloth to keep critters out. They love those kinds of spaces and will find small cracks or openings to get in. Lap it under the frieze board and whatever framing is behind the tops of the bricks....
 
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Old 08-20-16, 07:21 PM
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I will look into that, but I just spoke to one of my friends he's a gc, he said get something called fascia covering or something, would that be something I can use also?
 
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Old 08-20-16, 09:49 PM
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Who is building this thing?
I see lot's of issue the way it's built.
You did get a permit, right?
 
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Old 08-21-16, 04:14 AM
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Once you install blocking, frieze board, soffit, then you will install a fascia on the extended face of the structure. This will encompass the entire abutment and make it weather proof.
 
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