Deck Attachments

The deck attachment is where the deck comes together with the house. This system includes the deck ledger board, flashing and the deck joists. The ledger board is attached flush against the house with flashing behind it to protect the house from water damage. The deck joists are attached at right angles to the ledger board.

Deck Attachment

Deck attachments can have a couple of problems. If the flashing is absent or improperly installed, rain water can seep between the deck and the house causing water damage to both. Deterioration or undersized metal joist deck hangers can be a major safety issue. In addition, a deck that is not properly secured to the house can be a safety hazard.

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