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Deck Ledger Board Issue

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I’m planning on building a small deck/front porch but I am running into an issue with the ledger board. It appears that there is no stone behind the siding, but rather just wood. Because the area the ledger board will be attached to is a closed in front porch built on stone, I cannot access the crawlspace.

Is there a way I can screw the ledger board into the wood and be sure it’s stable? If I need to know where the floor joists are, how can I find them without having direct access to them?

Any help or suggestions is so appreciated.

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