Hey thanks for the advice I did exactly that . It has bad rot I don't think who ever built the deck flashed or double flashed the ledger. I probed the ledger board and it went clean trough the 2x10 and it hit what seems to be solid stucco? I hope
So I have not started to tear anything down on this deck yet I've been doing my home work and definitely preparing for a complete rebuild. I just don't want too pull of the ledger and find structural damage to the house.
So far the only wood that may be salvaged is part of the railings 80% I would say. 2 support post of the 3 rot straigtht through the bottom here is some pictures.. the top deck is next
Yeah I was told it was built in 89 but may have had work idk what? Done to maybe 5 plus years ago.
And thanks for everyone's input.. the decay was my main concern because I'm not a pro by any means. But commen sense tell me if there is no flashing that can see then most definitely behind the ledger is more decay.. And then permit and the McCoy etc.
So even if I make a free standing if there is decay on the house still a lot of work to repair it.. so any other ideas how I can test the house structure behind ledger before I tear in to it????? I was going to start this probably next week?
Thanks again every body
A forum community dedicated to Do it yourself-ers and home improvement enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about tools, projects, builds, styles, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Helping You to Do It Yourself!