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I couldn't agree strongly enough.  But he asked "required" not "advisable". 

>>> "Gerard Madden, SE" <gmse4603(--nospam--at)> 9/16/2008 3:51 PM >>>
Having seen plenty of rotted ledgers in my day on tilt-up buildings (be it from roof leaks or water migration out of concrete), I would discourage anyone from using this exception in the code. Looked at one not two months ago...


On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Jerry Coombs <JCoombs(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Depends on type of construction.
Per IBC 2304.11.2.3, yes.  But technically speaking, only if the ledger itself is below grade.  Depending on how you interpret it.
Per IRC, I think it is no longer req'd, but I'd have to check.

>>> Tarek Mokhtar <Tarekmokhtar(--nospam--at)> 9/16/2008 2:00 PM >>>

Is a ledger supporting a wood floor against a waterproofed basement
retaining wall required to
be pressure treated?
Tarek Mokhtar, SE

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