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Posted by: from Ottawa
5/8/2019 at 8:51:09 AM

Can a ledger be installed even if the house's 2x10 is only one single thickness?

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Date/Time5/8/2019 at 11:45:18 AM

Yes. Very few houses have a double rim board.

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Date/Time5/8/2019 at 3:16:46 PM

100% normal. The Code doesn't provide a description for this connection other than to 'ensure that framing members are securely attached'. Best thing is hot dip galvanized lag screws & washers in pre-drilled holes. Important to check is that the rim joist is solid & not rotted due to poor building envelope detailing.

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Nathan from Oikodomeo Homes in Port Hope
Date/Time5/8/2019 at 5:19:18 PM

Yes Stephane. Single rim joist is very common. Galvanized lag screws or structural screws with the same load bearing capacity will be required to fasten the rim board to the house. Flashing and properly waterproofing the connection between the ledger and the rim board is important as well. Please reach out to me if you have more information.

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Date/Time5/8/2019 at 6:09:41 PM

Normally we use galvanized lag bolts staggered every two feet this is to Code. If you are putting a lot of weight on it you can always add 2 x 10 pieces from the basement side and drill through and install a long leg nut bolt washer

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Date/Time5/8/2019 at 10:18:01 PM

Certainly. A qualified contractor would have little difficulty installing a ledger board to your home in a fashion that satisfies building code requirements .

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Date/Time5/9/2019 at 11:15:05 AM

Yes that is very standard. I would go with screws.

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