Nice looking Deck...Ledger board not this a write up?

Take a look…nice house and the deck was very sturdy.
The ledger board was not bolted…

Here’s the way the ledger board is secured to the house.

Looks like a roof, not a deck. Should be bolted like a deck in my opinion.

I should have said Patio.

That is also the “opinion” of the CA Building Code.

The ledger must be bolted and the framing hardware must be bolted.

Thanks for the reply…Im going to write it up.

Be careful David I have seen this before. Sometimes for added protection the 2x8 has a protected board over the bolts. Since this cannot be confirmed it is best to note this in the report when you write it up.
The only way to determine this is with removal of the protection board.
Problem is that it is nailed and will need to be checked by the owner of the home by prying the board away in one area to see if there are some lag bolts.:smiley:

Good catch, Kevin!

I considered that as well, however, the lack of bolts at the framing hardware is enough to defer the installation for correction.

considered that as well, however, the lack of bolts at the framing hardware is enough to defer the installation for correction.

And what data would you resource? The structure appears too be fairly new. if aft-were a pubic records search that finds the structure badoo or in compliance

I’m not sure I know what you meant by this.

CA is in Seismic Design Category (SDC) D&E for most of the state. Column bases, beam seats and ledger boards all require positive anchoring. This is generally achieved with through-bolts and/or lag-bolts. For the most part, nails do not provide the anchoring required in the higher SDC zones.

I agree it needs repair and bolts.

Not to stir the pot anymore… but the cantilever could have been an issue for many standard handouts (.pdf file). Most load paths are due-vertical on the deck/patio cover handouts I’ve seen and if a patio cover or deck is outside of the spans and configurations, this could indicate that the design would have been engineered. I would have still mentioned the obvious, as the structure lacked connection, but may have leaned toward telling the buyer to seek additional information. The individual AHJ may have approved… just a thought.

edit - Also, the second span from left in front of the windows looks a weeee bit far for what looks like 4x8

I doubt he approved those footers.

What’s a footer? Oh, you mean footing :smiley:


Funny, I was going to ask the same question. :mrgreen:

A footer is sometimes called a running foot.
Chief Running Footer:mrgreen:

Go ahead and mess with the retarded guy.
Next you guys will be jiggling shiny keys over my head just for kicks.

Please make sure not to kick those post supports however.

I was hoping to get a chuckle out of that one Bob. :mrgreen:

Just do not put me on a pedestal or think you can put me into a single column.
Seems I always need to be on my guard with you guys however you do make me beam when trying to get a riser out of me however I am warning you not to tread on me and stay out of the gutter.

Personally I think you may have been stringering me along.