Learn how to properly install a waterproof ledger board using flashing and fasteners. Check out our step-by-step video and detail drawings.
Step-by-step instructions on how to install a ledger board to a concrete house foundation wall using expansion anchors.
You should flash your ledger before you install your decking. Over time, the house frame behind the deck will rot if it gets wet.
Compare lag bolts, carriage bolts and structural screws as deck ledger board fasteners. Take a look at our ledger board fastener spacing chart.
Learn how to plan ahead to avoid problems when installing your deck ledger board to the house wall.
Learn about your options for providing lateral load support for your deck. We explain recent code changes affecting deck building.
Compare stainless steel, copper and vinyl flashing materials for waterproofing your deck ledger board.
Do you have brick siding? You should never attach to just the brick. This is very dangerous.
Follow our tips to properly install a deck ledger board around the corner of a house to keep water out.
Learn a technique for framing around a cantilevered house bay to properly support your deck.
Make sure your house frame is solid and in good condition before installing a deck ledger board. We list some problem areas to look for before building.
How do you install a deck ledger board around vents, pipes and spigots? We offer two solutions that can solve your problem.
Our inspector discusses how to attach a deck to a hollow concrete block foundation wall.
Our inspector discusses what you should do if you deck ledger board isn't properly flashed.
Learn how to cut through stucco siding to prepare a house wall to install a deck ledger board.
Explore your options for building a deck onto a house with engineered floor joists.
Learn how to cut and remove aluminum, vinyl, wood and cement board siding for installing a deck ledger board to a house wall.
Learn how to install deck ledger board spacers to allow air to flow behind your ledger board to prevent rot.