dec 25, 2017 poorly attached ledgers are often the cause of deck collapses, which we read size of the band joist that is already part of the house that you're building on to. to step down, bring the lower bolt to its lower limit and attach.
how to build a deck: post holes and deck framing - lowe's
a safe, long-lasting deck needs proper footings and solid framing. here's what you the posts attach to the footers with brackets. when the posts are in place, mark the tops by holding a chalk line on the height mark you made on the house.