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Not a question – New product for hanging deck ledger boards over foam

Ethan Foley | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Simpson just released this new BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector, which could also be very useful for connecting a ledger board through thick foam.  Up to 6-1/4″ gap permitted, not including the ledger board.  See more details here:  BVLZ Brick Veneer Ledger Connector.

Just thought this might be useful for someone…

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    Peter Yost | | #1

    Interesting system.

    I think the problem remains though: how to flash the deck ledger to keep water from accumulating somewhere and degrading the ledger, the deck boards, or something to the interior such as moisture loading the veneer.

    Free-standing or brackets that allow flow-through--such as Maine deck brackets ( still the way to go in my book, although I do understand that brick veneer represents a special challenge. Just not sure this solves the challenge.



  2. Ethan Foley | | #2

    Seems easy enough to tackle, take a look at the attached detail I drew up. You only have to screws penetrating a self sealing membrane. You can space the ledger board off the foam or brick because you have no load on those surfaces. Everything is held in tension or compression on the screws or the strut. Minimal, easy to flash penetrations. Certainly much simpler than these proposed solutions: see attached GBA and others details.

  3. Ethan Foley | | #3

    In case the pdf doesn't load, here is a jpg.

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