How To Attach Wood To Masonry? - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-28-2005, 03:55 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

How to attach wood to masonry?

I'm building an overhang/porch on an upper deck. In doing this I'm attaching several 4 x 4s to the edge of the deck. I'm cutting a notch (sort of a very wide rabbet joint) so they overhang the edge so they'll match a couple of 4 x 4s already there as part of the railing. My home is a stucco house with a textured coat in Southern California.

I've removed the textured coat and ground down some of the undercoat (I'm not sure what it is, but it's as hard as cement). There's apparently a 4 x 6 or 4 x 8 behind this coat that I'll screw lag bolts into as was done on the 4 x 4s used for the railing. My question is, what's the best way to seal this wood against the undercoat of masonry/cement on the house? What type of caulk/sealant should I use around the 4 x 4? Should I apply it to the face of the wood that's coming into contact with the masonry then scew it in place, then add more sealant around the edge? Should I paint the wood before applying the caulk or apply it to the bare wood? I'd really appreciate any help on this. I've had to replace quite a bit of the wood on the deck because of dry rot and I'd like to guard against it on this project.



pgd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2005, 10:18 AM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 59
Rewards Points: 75

Attaching wood to masonry


I would tend to coat the side of the 4 x 4 in contact with the wall with a tar/creosote type preservative like you would for fence posts in the ground. Personally, I would do the painting then caulk with a good silicone caulking like you would use on windows.


'Andyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Posts: 835
Rewards Points: 500

Asphalt (tar) products have been used for eons, pick any good one and it should last beyond your worries.
Teetorbilt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wood Under Door Sill is Rotted rgmetro Building & Construction 14 11-19-2010 12:24 AM
Repairing the wood for painting bofusmosby Painting 4 06-16-2007 11:55 PM
Permanent Wood Foundation Question opee Building & Construction 2 03-19-2007 09:27 AM
Wood close to Non-IC recessed lighting-solution? sjmonty Electrical 4 12-01-2006 09:14 AM
Wood to Concrete without Drilling MattStata Carpentry 1 04-19-2006 04:16 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1