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The first three pictures are of the house I inspected. For reference, the other two are of construction under way across the street.

I did not see flashing extending over the ledger/ledger joist. I can't verify that water can't get behind it and cause damage. In looking at these pictures, would you say that it's reasonable to have a concern about water getting behind the ledger?

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These two are uncompleted units across the street.

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I Dont know your codes but in victoria for solid surface decks you need a flashing up the wall about 5'' with siding acting as a counter flash, 2% slope and a gutter or internal drain. the ledger does not need flashing unless its plank decking, and then is usually double flashed with a gap behind allowing for drying potential(usually treated plwood or galv washers) .

I dont know if that helps

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The first three pictures are of the house I inspected. For reference, the other two are of construction under way across the street.

I did not see flashing extending over the ledger/ledger joist. I can't verify that water can't get behind it and cause damage. In looking at these pictures, would you say that it's reasonable to have a concern about water getting behind the ledger?

Absolutely. Ponder this: if the caulking was omitted, would water get behind the siding?

Caulking is not flashing.

Marc

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Thanks for all the input everyone.

The report went out last night at about 7pm. It included concerns specific to water intrusion potential at the balcony to house junction. I also showed the issue to the client onsite at the inspection and showed her where to look for water stains that might show up in the ceiling of the garage.

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