How do you waterproof a ledger board?

Quote from Youtube video: So the top edge of this metal flashing down here would be protected by a shingle manner like installation of the membrane waterproofing and then the ledger board is attached.

Can you attach a ledger board to rim joist?

MiTek has a series of wood screws, the USP WS series, that you can use to fasten deck ledgers to the rim board (band / rim joist) to ensure you’re meeting the residential building code’s connection requirements.

How do you put flashing between house and deck?

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Can ledger board be bigger than joists?

As a general rule, you should use the same size of board for the ledger as you plan to use for the joists. You can use a larger board, however, if it allows for a better connection to the house framing. Calculate the length as 3 inches less than the width of the deck framing.

How many lag bolts do you put in a ledger board?

The International Residential Code lists two fasteners for directly attaching ledgers to a house: 1/2-inch-diameter hot-dip-galvanized hex-head machine bolts and 1/2-inch-diameter hot-dip-galvanized lag screws.

How do you install J channel around ledger board?

Nail J-channel along both sides of the cutout. Then tack the ledger into place with 16d nails. Next, slide drip flashing behind the vinyl so the lip fits over the top of the ledger as shown at right. Install undersill trim along the edge of the vinyl, over the flashing at the top and bottom.

Can you attach a deck to rim joist?

Measure and cut the rim joists to length. Set one edge of a rim joist on the beam with the top edge of the other end flush with the ledger. Fasten the boards with two 3-inch deck screws. Fasten the other rim joist the same way.

How do you attach joists to a ledger?

Toenail decking joists into position along the wall ledger using a galvanized 16d nail. Make sure the top of the joist is even with the top of the flashing on the wall ledger so that decking will go on evenly. For outdoor work, use hot-dipped galvanized nails; for indoors, use common (not sinker-type) nails.

How do I attach joists to RIM board?

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Can I use a 2×8 for a ledger board?

He can add an additional board attached to the ledger and use lag screws as indicated. Using 1/2″x5″ lag screws to screw through the existing ledger board and into the floor band would work and then the new 2×8 would be considered part of the ledger instead of just a board secured to the ledger.

Can I use 2×6 for ledger board?

2×6 P. Treated bolted as / the size of your deck. It should be 6-8 inches above grade ideally, but you can get ground contact PT that can be placed closer. You want a flashing that won’t react with the larger copper content of the treatment.

How much weight can a ledger board hold?

The ledger is 10′ long so every foot of ledger must be designed to carry at least 200 lbs of load.

Can a ledger board be two pieces?

The ledger board doesn’t have to be one continuous board. It can be a series of broken sections if it is solidly attached. This will require extra bolts and installing a 2x nailer across the top of the vent to secure the decking along the house wall.

How thick should a ledger board be?

The decking is 1-inch thick, so the top of the ledger is 1 1/8 inch below the bottom of the sill.

Can I attach a ledger board to a fascia?

If you own a two-story home, you can tie the ledger into a band joist. Find the band joist by measuring down from the 2nd story window. When you attach the ledger boards to the fascia, they should be held securely with bolts through the wall, or you can use lag screws.

How do I attach rafters to ledger board?

Attaching Rafters to a Ledger

Metal framing connectors make the best connections. Joist hangers can hang rafters from a ledger, but, for sloping rafters, notch them or use special rafter hangers. If rafters will sit on top of a ledger, attach them with seismic anchors as you would attach rafters to a beam.

Can I attach ledger board to roof?

Benefit: Allows more patio roof height, this is especially true on many track homes built on a slab which generally have a short wall height that makes attaching to the wall not a viable option.

How do you attach a ledger to a roof?

Attach the ledger with 1/2-inch-diameter lag screws or bolts every 16 inches (or as specified by local building codes). Slip stainless-steel washers between the ledger and the siding to allow water to flow behind the ledger. If you can’t get behind the joist to cinch down nuts, use lag screws.

How long should ledger bolts be?

Your bolts or screws should be long enough to extend at least ½” past the board you are attaching to. They are usually installed in a zig-zag pattern.

Can I attach a ledger board to wall studs?

MiTek’s WSWH Washer Head Structural Wood Screw can be used to attach a ledger to studs directly, through 1/2″ APA rated sheathing or through one or two layers of 5/8″ gypsum wallboard (drywall).