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art502
Deck Ledger to Brick Fascia

How do I attach a ledger board safely to a brick wall where there is a gap between the back of the brick and the sill plate. Pulling or pushing on the brick by the deck is a major concern! What for fastener should I use and what distant apart?

ed21
Re: Deck Ledger to Brick Fascia

You can't attach a ledger board to a brick veneer unless a solid backer is somehow provided and the ledger is attached through the veneer and back to a solid attachment.
In this case a free standing ledger/beam supported by posts is required.

dj1
Re: Deck Ledger to Brick Fascia

Ed21 is correct, you can't attach a ledger board to bricks, but you can certainly go deeper into studs. If you choose to do this, your accuracy is mighty important - your lag bolts must go into the framing.

A free standing deck is the other option. Such decks don't touch the building. Read about it before you make a decision.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Deck Ledger to Brick Fascia

< favors free standing decks with a gap large enough to allow for cleaning, painting, maintenance.....

ed21
Re: Deck Ledger to Brick Fascia

To make it easier to install the posts and foundation, consider cantilevering the joists 24" beyond the beam so that you are away from the house foundation/footing.
Bearing on the house footing may be acceptable, but check with the building department.

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