Simpson Strong-Tie BVLZ Brick Veneer ledger connectors provide a new code-compliant, tested solution for safely adding a deck to an existing house with a brick veneer exterior. It attaches a wood ledger to the framing through the veneer. This connector kit provides a viable alternative to building a free-standing deck, and it installs without having to remove or replace large sections of brick veneer.
The BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector kit includes a steel ledger plate, a compression strut, two 14″ Strong-Drive SDWH Timber-Hex HDG tension screws & six Strong-Drive SD Connector shear screws. Designed so the two tension screws pass through the vertical mortar into the structural framing, and the compression strut transfers compression forces from the ledger plate to the rim joist. The system enables the ledger to hang freely without bearing on the brick veneer.