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- Free-Standing Versus Ledger Board Decks
The pros and cons of attaching a deck or making it free-standing.
- How To Attach A Ledger Board To...
Wood Framing, Brick Veneer, Concrete Walls - Hollow Block, Concrete Walls - Solid, Stucco - One & Three Coat, Stucco - EIFS & USG Duro-Screen Wall Systems, Insulated Foam Board, Engineered I-Joists, Engineered Floor Trusses.
- Establishing The Ledger Board Height
How to determine your ledger board height based upon your house's framing.
- Securing The House's Band Joist
How to strengthen the house's framing to keep the ledger board firmly
- Bolt Spacing Edge and End Distances
The correct placement of bolts from the edges and ends of the ledger board
to ensure maximum strength.
- Installing Flashing
All the ins-and-outs of installing metal flashing to ensure your house stays
- Inside & Outside Corner Flashing
Special detail describing how to install flashing around both outside and
- Building Around Obstructions
How to install a ledger board around fireplaces and bump-outs.
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