TU05 - Mounting Secure Deck Ledgers

Tuesday, October 9 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM « Back

Ledger connections have to be designed to handle vertical and lateral loads, and there are lots of attachment methods available to us now. Learn how to apply prescriptive ledger mounting systems and their limitations. See what proprietary ledger attachment systems are on the market and how to use manufacturer information properly. Find out what solutions exist (or don't exist) for challenging ledger mounting situations like stucco, veneer brick, existing siding, open-web floor trusses, engineered wood rim board, and foam-sheathed homes. Moreover, learn what options are available to meet the lateral load connection requirements.

Learning Objectives
1. Install deck lateral load connection hardware on floor joist systems with finished ceilings.
2. Mount a ledger following the IRC code table prescriptive measures.
3. Utilize proprietary structural screws to attach a deck ledger.
4. Attach a deck ledger to a wall that is foam-sheathed.

Credits: AIA CES Approval 1.5 LU

Education Tracks: Deck, NADRA Education, Building Science

Event Type: Conference Mini Workshops > Session