I am in the process of building a freestanding deck and need advice on how to attach the rim joist that is next to the house to the joists running perpendicular to it. The rim joist will end up being around an inch away from the brick veneer. I have looked all over, and no one goes into detail on how to do this. My thinking is to put a few joists up on the beams and temporarily hold them down with straps or screws, so I can attach the rim joist to their ends. Then, push the rim joist with attached joists back up against the house. Will this work, or is there a better way? The deck will be 28 x 12, so its going to be a lot of wood to push. Thanks for your help.