I have a breezeway on my house with a door to the front. There was an old poorly constructed landing and stairs in this area that was rotted, so I removed it and am considering replacing it with something similar.
The area is basically an alcove, so the platform is bordered by my house on three sides. The space is 7' across and extends 6' off the house. My question is, if I make the landing so it fills the entire space as the old one did, since ledger boards can be secured on all three walls, do any footers need to be dug?
The one that was there had no ledger boards had no footers. The framework just sat on the top of the old concrete steps underneath, and cinderblocks. Needless to say, it wasn't exactly stable.