I am currently repairing a deck that is several years old and noticed that it does not have deck tension ties installed.
The ledger is hung on a solid brick wall (8” thick, two courses). The brick wall is the primary structure of the home (~100 years old).
The local permitting office indicated that 4 ties are required for the deck, each installed to achieve 750lbs of tension, with a tie no more than 2 feet from each end.
The wood connection is easy to find (e.g., Simpson), but I’m having trouble finding a masonry fastener that is approved for wet exterior applications and can develop the full 750lbs pull-out strength in brick.
Is there a standard or approved way to attach tension connections to solid brick?