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Old 02-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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New Deck Ledger Regulations

Anybody see this article in Professional Deck Builder about ledger
attachment to the house and a building code change?

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).


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Old 02-06-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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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;
Thanks for the info on ledgers....



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