Ultimate Deck Build 2016: Critical Connections—Part 1: Ledger
The primary connection between deck and house
Ledger: Although not always to blame, deck ledgers tend to be the focus of a lot of scrutiny, especially when it comes to deck failures. There’s more to attaching a deck ledger to the house than just setting the bolts, lags, or structural screws—it’s the lateral load connectors, also called tension ties, that provide the resistance against forces pulling the ledger off of the house.
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