Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home - General Discussion - Contractor Talk

Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-20-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
Pro
 
jacselee's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 141
Rewards Points: 204

Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home


planning to build a deck on a stucco home. Originally i was planning to attach the structure to the home, but realized i would have to break up the stucco, put the ledger on, do all my flashing stuff and then repair the stucco.

Too much work

would you just free stand the deck?
jacselee is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 05-20-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
always building
 
parkers5150's Avatar
 
Trade: general constructiion
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North County San Diego Fallbrook CA
Posts: 1,814
Rewards Points: 2,224

Re: Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home


good stuff

Advertisement

__________________
"Building trust one job at a time."
www.RDPontheWeb.com
San Diego Contractor Deck and Patio Cover Builder
parkers5150 is offline  
Old 05-20-2014, 10:28 PM   #3
Punching above his weight
 
Easy Gibson's Avatar
 
Trade: Gun for hire.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Best seat at the table
Posts: 7,835
Rewards Points: 14,524

Re: Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home


Definitely free standing deck. Set it off the house quite a ways too. This way you'll only have to disturb the stucco in the small areas you anchor the posts from the rope bridge that will allow access from the back door to the deck.

Figure two lags with eyes at the ends of them on the top and bottom of the bridge harness. Make sure you use galv lags though so some PITA inspector doesn't come breaking your balls about it.
Easy Gibson is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Easy Gibson For This Useful Post:
Fouthgeneration (05-21-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-20-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
Pro
 
avenge's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Not here
Posts: 3,105
Rewards Points: 34

Re: Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home


Omg!
avenge is offline  
Old 05-20-2014, 10:44 PM   #5
Hair Splitter
 
TNTRenovate's Avatar
 
Trade: General
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 18,310
Rewards Points: 1,244

Re: Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home


Use spacers and keep the ledger away from the stucco.
__________________
Tried & True on Facebook
Tried & True Website
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarpenterSFO View Post
You ask for your money frequently, and you collect it quickly, else you stop working immediately.
TNTRenovate is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to TNTRenovate For This Useful Post:
aptpupil (05-22-2014)
Old 05-21-2014, 02:38 AM   #6
Pro
 
Fouthgeneration's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Middle
Posts: 2,557
Rewards Points: 9,251

Re: Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home


Diamond Saw in a Zee(1/2" hemmed leg in stucco,vertical 1/2" plus deck board depth, out 1 7/8" over ledger to drip edge) angle tin flashing ~ 1/2" deep, fill grove with 50 yr sanded caulk, inbed flash, recaulk and wedge with lead wedges if neccessary.
I use vertical peices of cedar lath(stapled to house side of ledger) to space the ledger board out an 1/4" on each side of the anchors under the flashing to allow it to dry out.

Is the stucco on some cheesy soft insulation preventing tightening the through bolts/all thread studs to the rim joist or footing?

Last edited by Fouthgeneration; 05-21-2014 at 02:42 AM.
Fouthgeneration is offline  
Old 05-21-2014, 03:11 AM   #7
Pro
 
Gary H's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Munger Michigan
Posts: 2,910
Rewards Points: 2,342

Re: Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home


Jlc mag had a story on a freestanding deck on a house that was brick and they didn't want to anchor though that into the rim joist.

Or 4th generation's post above is a good example if you want to cut it in.
Gary H is offline  
Old 05-21-2014, 06:22 AM   #8
Pro
 
RobertCDF's Avatar
 
Trade: Custom deck builder
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 9,177
Rewards Points: 1,533

Re: Installing Ledger Board On Stucco Home


We just take the time to cut it in and flash it. We don't usually need to repair it if you take the time to do it right.

Advertisement

RobertCDF is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to RobertCDF For This Useful Post:
greg24k (05-21-2014)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing a fireplace insert in older home. combuilder Remodeling 3 01-29-2011 01:39 PM
How to Safely Pressure Wash Your Home. PressureWashE Pressure Washing 1 07-02-2010 05:50 AM
Rubber membrane behind ledger on stucco? Woodcrafter74 Decks & Fencing 6 01-31-2006 08:27 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?