Attaching Ledger Board to Studs


Old 09-25-00, 07:02 AM
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I am having a new house built, but will be adding a deck myself once the house is done. The deck will be attached to the garage. The garage floor is four feet below the house floor. I want the deck to be just below the house floor. So that means it will be up on the garage wall four feet high. My question is, can I lag screw the ledger board to the garage wall studs. They are spaced at 12" centers. How often should I screw the ledger board? I was going to use 3/8" lags so I didn't have to worry about splitting out a stud.
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Old 09-26-00, 10:04 PM
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Attaching the ledger board to the studs of the garage wall will work just fine. Just predrill the holes before putting in the 3/8" lag bolts so you don't split the studs. And put a bead of urethane caulking (Vulkem 116 or similar) on the wall side of the ledger before installing it so water doesn't get inside the wall.
Old 09-27-00, 03:49 AM
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Lefty is correct.

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