Attaching 2x Beam ends to their own ledgers/concrete at house...

Old 01-30-20, 08:23 AM
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Attaching 2x Beam ends to their own ledgers/concrete at house...

Hi, I'm building an open porch. The attached plan shows it best.

My question is about the deck. In addition to the concrete piers across the middle, I want to know how to attach the 2x beams to the concrete foundation of the house at each side, rather than add additional concrete posts near each side wall.

As far as the load, the plan shows distances and materials. I've engineered the deck and roof for what is shown, but not these side attachment points.

My assumption is to bolt ledgers to each concrete foundation, and then use regular hangers to attach the beams to the ledgers, similar to how i'll attach the joists that are going perpendicular into the main walls of the house. Does anyone know if this is correct? I can check with my engineer and county inspectors, but I thought this would be more helpful to me if someone has done it before.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-30-20, 08:49 AM
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Does not matter what anyone on any website says, local codes are what you need to be concerened with.
Around here they would call for it to be through bolted to the foundation.
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Old 01-30-20, 10:12 AM
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Your code will specify but here the ledger needs to be bolted with minimum 1/2" hot dip galvanized bolts every 24". Then you can attach your joist hangers to the ledger.
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