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- From: "Garner, Robert" <rgarner(--nospam--at)moffattnichol.com>
- Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 08:12:52 -0700
I typically like to specify that building paper be installed between the ledger and the masonry. Not in code but I feel it's a good detail. Never had a contractor object.
Bob Garner, S.E.
From: Dave Adams
Has anyone observed any moisture-related problems with a wood ledger attached to the face of a concrete masonry wall? The Code specifies pressure-treatment or natural resistance to decay for wood bearing on masonry in contact with earth or for wood members penetrating into masonry, but I can't find any sections that regulate wood ledgers attached to the face of masonry walls in this regard. I've done a number of investigations of older buildings and the wood ledgers are always in fine condition, so I would suspect that even possible condensation really doesn't affect the ledgers negatively.
Any thoughts, observations, etc. would be welcome.
Thanks (Happy Friday),
Dave K. Adams, S.E.
Lane Engineers, Inc.
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