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Old 09-14-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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If the ledger board was not flashed and has visible rot in one area how likely is it that there will be damage to the house it self from the moisture?

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hard to say,maybe none maybe alot

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Is it a ledger used for a "no-no" ledger attached deck?

If it is and it is not flashed and waterproofed around the attachment (through bolt preferred, but lag screws acceptable in some areas) to the rim joist, it certainly can be and you should look further for ANY signs of moisture in the wood or the fiberglass.

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If you end up taking things apart, prior to reinstall you might want to look for a back issue of Fine Homebuilding, that featured an article on how to attach ledgers with not only flashing but draingage between the ledger and the house.
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What Tom said. The important thing is to get it fixed this season. The longer you let it go, the more likely the damage will get worse.

And not an easy job with a deck in the way.
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