Raised Deck (8-9 foot) from grade. Pressure treated lumber. 8 years old.
Deck ledger is attached to a structural brick wall (not veneer). Ledger was originally installed using lag bolts and masonry anchors in the brick. Ledger is now partially detached and the anchors are visibly noted as being pulled out of the wall.
Suggestions for recommended repair (other than demo and replace)?
Remove the first 4 feet of deck boards (4 feet gives good working room, although you could do it with less). Be sure to number the bottom side of the boards to reinstall in the same order. Dig holes 48" and set new posts. Attace a 2x12 to each side of the posts to form a beam to support the joists. Remove the existing deck bond, remove the lags and anchors. Fill the holes with tar and epoxy. Reinstall the bond using joist hangers with 10d galvanized hanger. It will be a pain, but cheaper and quicker than R & R.
It might be conceivable that the original fasteners be re tightened, but I would reccomend that additional fasteners be installed to supplement the existing.
Since this is a solid bearing masonry wall, it would be adviseable to check for water intrusions in the masonry wythe via the fasteners, for this could weaken the assembly as a whole or in part there of.
You made no mention of flashing requirements that would fall into play of this example, and this would be another story.
If this was a routine inspection, I guess one could note exactly what he sees and reccommend further evaluation.