Form 2, Q76

While Option A would allow the brick mason to complete their work with the fewest delays, it would also jeopardize the safety of the occupants as it is structurally unsound.

"2012 IRC Section 507.9.1.1: “Deck ledgers shall not be supported on stone or masonry veneer.”

That includes lag bolts through the veneer to the structure.

I also agree with this. I chose option B for this reason, specifically.

Hi @gerald and @dronearchitect86 !

Thanks so much for your comments. Because the question is specifically asking what would allow the brick mason to complete their work in the fewest delays, answer A is correct. If we went with either option B or C, the brick masons work would be interrupted with the installation of the deck. Although the IRC states that deck ledgers shall not be supported on stone or masonry veneer, the detail shows that the lag bolts for the deck are actually being tied into the structure, they go through the masonry but aren’t necessarily supported by it. Thanks!

-Rebecca