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    At the front of the balcony, and in between the floor planks and over the top of the trim board, is flashing required?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    At the front of the balcony, and in between the floor planks and over the top of the trim board, is flashing required?
    A balcony is a deck, with a roof on it.
    I think, NO.
    Lets see if others have a different opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    At the front of the balcony, ?
    Front No.
    Back (attached to the property) YES.

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    I say no, too. But on my own deck, which is ten feet off the ground, I used pressure treated lumber for the rim joists. Not required but seems like common sense after having to tear off my entire deck last year because of rot in the untreated fir rim joists.

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    YE-OW !!

    How is the ledger board attached to the dwelling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    YE-OW !!

    How is the ledger board attached to the dwelling?
    The photo is actually a joist against the sidewall.

    This new photo is the end of the joist against the headwall, if you will.
    No ledger, and I don't believe the joists are canterlivered out; I guess they could be. I suspect the joists are just toenailed into the house somehow

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    . I suspect the joists are just toenailed into the house somehow
    Improperly attached.
    *is it possible this is a non permitted Homeowner add on ?
    ** looks like Saturday beer Time Construction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    Improperly attached.
    *is it possible this is a non permitted Homeowner add on ?
    ** looks like Saturday beer Time Construction.
    You say that like its a bad thing?

    It looks like that white strip below the planking is flashing, but is it something else? Obviously, they should have flashed the ledger board to the wall and joist to the side wall. Or flashed any blocking if they cantilevered the joists. It is nice trim work so the guys must have done the work before breaking out the brewskys.

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    Would it be reasonable to comment on the stained streaks you see? I'm thinking its from rust from the flashing? Or any other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    Would it be reasonable to comment on the stained streaks you see? I'm thinking its from rust from the flashing? Or any other ideas?
    My concern would be Catastrophic Failure after it separates from the dwelling as it is not properly attached . Austin balcony collapse sends 20 people crashing down ravine | kens5.com San Antonio

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    Billy,

    why do you think this would collapse?


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    Billy,

    why do you think this would collapse?
    If the only thing holding it against the wall is what's shown ( toe nailed and misinstalled joist hangers ) and a load is applied ( such as people at a gathering ) why do you think it would not collapse ? It needs a proper ledger board lag bolted to structural members to keep it from seprating from the wall and going down to the ground .
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