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Old 04-08-17, 05:30 PM
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Unhappy Anchoring ledger board

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My grandson had his patio door replace by professional and the ledger board of the house was rotten out under the vinyl siding from leak of the patio door they also repair the ledger board.
The inspector recommend to replace the landing from the patio door and not to anchor it to the wall. since the landing legs rest on a brick paver patio and the weigh of the landing will prevent it from moving.
As a master carpenter for over 35 yrs i told my grandson it has to be anchor to the ledger plate but there a proper way to do it. But he does not believe me.
i'm afraid someone will get hurt if this landing move away from the house.
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Do you have a picture so we can see this landing?
 
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Old 04-08-17, 05:46 PM
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Hi sorry i dont have one
it's 6 ft by 3 ft by 3 ft high
he built it with 2x10 frame and 4 4x4 legs 3 ft high at each end and cover with deckboard
 
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Old 04-08-17, 06:08 PM
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Either manner of construction will work, if done properly. Ledgers under doors can be flashed correctly. No reason that could not be repaired and corrected. According to some codes in the US, landings (decks) must have a minimum of two lateral tension devices, to prevent any "pulling away".

If freestanding, the posts obviously have to be on footings, not on pavers. Some codes in the US state that when posts are within 5' of an existing foundation, that soil is considered disturbed, so any posts within 5' of an existing foundation must be on a footing that iis just as deep as the original footing. (In undisturbed ground)
 
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If freestanding, the posts obviously have to be on footings, not on pavers.
That's the most important thing & IMO, the way to go.
 
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Old 04-09-17, 06:34 AM
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when posts are within 5' of an existing foundation, that soil is considered disturbed
I've always wondered about that but have never seen anything related, need to file that one away!
 
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