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Virginia Building Code Officials Region 8. April 20, 2006. Insert picture of the Virginia Beach deck that collapsed. International Residential Code IRC 2003. Section R502.2.1 Where supported by attachment to an exterior wall, decks shall be positively anchored to the

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Virginia building code officials region 8

Virginia Building Code OfficialsRegion 8

April 20, 2006


Virginia building code officials region 8

Insert picture of the Virginia Beach deck that collapsed.


International residential code irc 2003

International Residential CodeIRC 2003

Section R502.2.1

Where supported by attachment to an exterior

wall, decks shall be positively anchored to the

primary structure and designed for both vertical

and lateral loads as applicable.

Such attachment shall not be accomplished by

the use of toenails or nails in withdrawal.”


Virginia construction code added usbc 2003

Virginia Construction Code added USBC 2003

Section R502.2.1.1

“…the connection between a deck ledger and

a 2” nominal band joist bearing on a sill plate

or wall plate shall be constructed with 1/2 “ lag

screws or bolts with washers per Table R502.2.1.1.”

Table R502.2.1.1

FASTENER SPACING FOR DECK LEDGER AND

BAND JOIST


International residential code irc 20031

International Residential CodeIRC 2003

Section R502.2.1

Where supported by attachment to an exterior

wall, decks shall be positively anchored to the

primary structure and designed for both vertical

and lateral loads as applicable.

Such attachment shall not be accomplished by

the use of toenails or nails in withdrawal.”


Code builder and inspector

Code, Builder, and Inspector

  • IRC 2003, Section 502.2.1 is a performance based requirement that ensures a level of safety.

  • The contractor has the latitude to creatively achieve the mandated level of safety.

  • The building code inspector must determine if he has met that requirement


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A single, simple concept was conceived to address all of these variables:

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