I am putting in a deck. A portion of it is 24" high, the rest will be 8" high. I'm using 2x6 joists, and double 2x6 boards for beams.
My question is, what size wood do I need to use for the ledger along the house? For the lower portion of the deck, the ledger will be attached to the concrete foundation of the house.
Can I do 2x6, or does it have to be 2x12? How far above the ground should the bottom of the ledger be? And what kind of flashing should I use on top of the ledger, since I have the newer pressure treated wood?
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