I'm confused about the Backfill zone and post placement. How far out from the house is it and at what point in time does it cease to exist?
If a deck is built on a house that was built 30 years ago, is it still classified as a backfill zone?
According to the article, in this area the post needs to be down to the footing( not just below the frost line).
I knew about the 5' rule and posted it on this forum about end of summer in '09. I sited it from the 2006 Deck Code but never researched it further, pp.9;http://www.lancova.com/deckinfo.pdf
Thanks for the info on ledgers....
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