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Securing a ledger board

Posted by Bruce M on June 10th, 1998 09:15 PM
In reply to NO RIM JOIST TO NAIL LEDGER BOARD TO. WHAT DO I DO? by Alan on June 9th, 1998 10:09 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Alan
I did what Bill suggests on the addition of my deck...but a word of caution. The fill pushed up against the basement concrete/cinder block walls cannot be compacted. Thus any weight on this fill will compress it, causing the source of the added weight (posts up against your foundation) to mine did :-(

You don't mention what kind of joist system you have (in the absence of a rim joist), so I'll assume its engineered wooden I-beams. What I would do is go into your basement and put up a 2X? across the end of the I-beams, securing it there and to the sill...then bolting your ledger to that. I'd do that at least 4 times in 16 feet. This along with posts at your basement wall, should hold your ledger firmly in place.


Bruce M

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