Does this brutally long winter we have struggled through have you dreaming of warmer days where you can enjoy grilling or just relaxing outside? Does your summer plan include building a new exterior deck? If so, the following commonly asked questions we receive may help you in the design and construction of your new deck.
Q: How do you connect the deck ledger board to a Trus Joist® floor system?
A: The connection of the deck ledger to the supporting structure is a critical connection that requires special attention and detailing. Detail LA on page 8 of our Specifier Guide TJ-4000highlights typical connections and detailing for the deck ledger board to a TJI® floor system. The deck ledger to Trus Joist or TimberStrand® LSL rim board fastener capacities shown in the table below can be used to determine appropriate fastener spacing for both lag and through bolts. These ledger fastener