Build a Grade-Level Deck: Install a Ledger
Builder Mike Guertin applies peel-and-stick flashing before securely fastening a new deck ledger to the house
Attaching a ledger to your house is often the first step in framing a deck. And getting the ledger details right will prevent your new deck from rotting out your home’s sheathing and mudsills. In this video, builder Mike Guertin will demonstrate how to securely connect the deck to existing framing and how to reliably weatherproof the ledger to make your new deck last.