Floor joists end on ledger strip attached to beam

There is a built-up beam running through the middle of my basement. The beam does not bear the floor joists. The joists bear on a ledger board connected to the beam. Is that structurally sound?

Forgive my ignorance. Any input would be great. Thanks

The joists should be nailed into the side of the beam and use the ledger as a load feature. Yes it is fine.

I agree - I believe the ledger strip needs to be at least a 2x2

Yep. A lot of homes out there built that way. It’s actually still allowed by code here. There are guidelines now, I believe.


A picture would be helpful.