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Deck Ledger Bolting Patterns Limit House to Deck Level Drop

Deck Ledger Bolting Patterns Limit House to Deck Level Drop

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The 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) includes a few new provisions that limit where you position the deck ledger in relation to the main floor of the house. Those of us in snow-prone regions who like to drop a deck one step from the inside floor level will be challenged to continue doing so.

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Mounting Deck Ledgers to Floor Trusses

Mounting Deck Ledgers to Floor Trusses

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You can't just bolt or screw a deck ledger to open web floor trusses. Follow either the fabricator's detail or one from the SBCA.

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Mounting Deck Ledgers to Engineered Floor Systems

Mounting Deck Ledgers to Engineered Floor Systems

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The 2012 IRC ledger attachment schedule only works on house rim joists made of solid-sawn lumber or Douglas fir laminated veneer lumber (LVL). You can’t follow it when mounting deck ledgers to rim joists made of engineered wood products. Instead we have to look to other resources to ensure these connections are made safely.

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Freestanding Decks Solve Ledger Attachment Challenges

Freestanding Decks Solve Ledger Attachment Challenges

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Decks were not in the plans when many homes were built, so the framing was not designed to permit easy deck ledger attachment. Many homes framed with wood I-joists and floor trusses, for example...

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Deck Ledger Bolting by the Code

Deck Ledger Bolting by the Code

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Rule-of-thumb deck ledger fastening is out and the code is in. Now the International Residential Code 2009 has a table to follow for bolting and lag screwing.

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2009 Deck Code Changes - Pay Attention!

2009 Deck Code Changes - Pay Attention!

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The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) has a number of big changes when it comes to framing decks. If your state, county or town will be adopting the ’09 IRC you’d better take a look at a copy of the code before you get a code violation.

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