I tore out an old deck that was rotten. The ledger (2x10) was bolted into the concrete foundation these bolts are still present. They then had 2x10 joists ON TOP of the ledger toe nailed in. The reason for this I believe is because the door is about 12 inches above the top of the old ledger. I now want to put in a new deck. Do I do the same process? Is there a better method for getting the necessary height to match up with the door? I do not want to raise the ledger because that would involved cutting out the stucco to make it fit. Any assistance would be appreciated.