Offset Ledger Attachment Bolts to the house, allows siding to run behind by Mike Guertin It's estimated there are two to three catastrophic deck failures each month; most are the result of a problem with the deck ledger connection to the house. Either the fastener system failed or a flashing problem rotted the rim board or the ledger, leaving the fasteners with nothing to hold on to. I was intrigued when introduced to the Maine Deck Bracket ($21), a deck ledger connection system that has been tested by the ICC Evaluation Service. Not only can you accurately determine that the