Fastening Deck to Ledger Board
Hi, I am a long time reader and was (until last year) a member… but I’m back.
I’m in zone 7 (NW Ontario Canada)
I’m ready to tear off the vinyl siding from the 2×6 framed walls of my home. I want to add 4″ of EPS foam then vertical furring strips and then LP siding or similar.
Problem is… I have a ledger board that girdles the house now, it was used to secure a deck (which surrounded the house)..the deck has been removed and will be rebuilt as the house is completed.
I cann0t determine how best to attach the deck to the ledger since the ledger will now be embedded in the foam. I reached out the MAINE DECK BRACKET (MDB) folks and it seems its designed for “less than” 4″ of foam, their suggestion was to double up the ledger, then add the bracket…. I can’t picture the attachment, or weatherproofing in my mind…I’ll attach a hand drawn sketch from MDB they sent but it does not address any of the concerns I had (code compliance, waterproofing details etc).
Surely someone else has done this…..please let me know what the solution is.
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