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  1. Building & Construction
    I would like to attach this ledger board for a deck and building on my house to these two rim Joists that sit on the concrete foundation. The problem is I think that these may be floor trusses? I was thinking of using lag bolts along the two chalk lines I threw down which run along the center of...
  2. Building & Construction
    We want to install a 12’ x16’ pergola / patio cover along the side of our house in San Diego CA. Preference is attached vs freestanding since it is going to be adjacent to house the side of the house is currently stucco but we are changing it to stone veneer. We have already scraped off the...
  3. Carpentry
    Hello, I recently had ledger boards installed and I have been wondering whether the work was done right and, if not, how critical any issues might be. One thing that I noticed was that the screws used did not all have washers and some of the bolt heads were sunk into the wood. Also, I had read...
  4. Building & Construction
    Ledger board is firmly attached to house, sitting on stone foundation, and with 1/2in. spacers from brick wall. This allows for easy water flow down brick wall, behind ledger board, and out from underneath the board. [photos below will help understand the situation] I thought I would simply...
  5. Building & Construction
    Planning my deck build for next month. We are interested in expanding the deck out longer than the current ledger board (see photo). What would you recommend I do in this scenario? Can I just use the current ledger board and place one pier right next to the house near the back wall? I do...
  6. Carpentry
    The deck I'm working on is long - basically two decks connected by a long walkway. The ledger board is around 50ft long. I've taken the deck down for the most part. Along the ledger board's length, the connection transitioned from being attached to the rim joist of the house on one end to...
  7. Building & Construction
    First time post-er - long time lurker/reader. Thanks in advance for any/all questions and comments/suggestions. I am working up plans for a garage loft. We have a cape cod style home with a high peak to the garage roof. The previous owners attached some plywood to the existing roof joists -...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all, I am looking for suggestions to attach a deck ledger board to a house with rusticated concrete block (sometimes called classic block). Is this possible to do instead of building a floating deck? I can't find any information and am in a holding pattern. Has anyone come across this...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi! I am building a roof (single plane like a carport) over my patio and looking to attach a ledger board under my gutters so as to not to mess with the house roof. I have two questions. 1. Can I cut away part of the lower eaves support, as well as the 1x strip, so I can slide a 2x10 ledger...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    I've just purchased a 1988 stick-built colonial-style house and want to add a porch 8' wide and 20' long. The house has painted cedar siding on the outside. My intent is to attach a treated-wood deck via ledger board to the rim board - which will (I assume) mean removing the bottom piece(s) of...
  11. Building & Construction
    I am attaching a ledger board to the house that sits higher than the rim board. I know that a free standing deck is better, but in this case there is a roofed storage area blow the deck, so a free standing deck is not possible. When first researching I found suggestions of blocking between the...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi folks, what is the best way to attach a ledger board against a brick wall? I am replacing a small 8' x 10' deck that was built on top of the "sunroom" and not attached to the house in any way. I want the new deck to be free standing with ledger board and posts. Ideally I would like to use...
  13. Building & Construction
    I noticed some rot on my siding just above the deck board on my back yard deck. My house is "L" shaped and the deck was built along both walls of the interior angle of the "L" shape. I pulled a few decking boards and besides finding a few shockingly large spiders I found that the builder of the...
  14. Building & Construction
    I am building a deck at my house. I had a deck before that was 8x12, which was attached to the house. I ripped that one off to build a bigger one. Here is my question. As this deck will be larger, my question involves attaching a ledger board to the house that will EXTEND past the end of the...
  15. Building & Construction
    In the middle of dinner on the deck, the ledger board gave way. No one was hurt, but one side of the deck dipped about 5 feet. It is about 14'x10' deck. I have jacked it up, and placed a temp. brick column under the corner. The problem is that the ledger board has pulled away from the house an...
  16. Building & Construction
    I am working up plans for a garage loft and seek some wisdom from the many wise folks here. Many humble thanks in advance. I intend the loft to span the entire width of the garage. The garage is quite small spanning 11'4" from wall to wall. Each wall is load bearing and constructed with 2x4...
  17. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am new to the forums here. I am thinking about adding a deck cover in my back yard and would like to attach this cover to the side of my house. The deck area that I will be covering is 10ft wide and 20ft outward away from the house and over the deck. My question is this....should i...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi, New to this forum. Seems like a lot of helpful information. Here's my dillema. I am building a pergola that I want attached to the back of my house. The design is two 2x6's spaced 5" apart running perpendicular from the house out over a column. This is done three times to make the length of...
  19. Building & Construction
    Hello! Hope all is well. I recently had a front porch built onto the front of my house. It is attached to the house with a series of 2" x 10" ledger boards. The ledger boards are attached to the house with large carriage bolts that are nutted off in the garage and basement at the rim joist. The...
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