Need experienced advice! How to redo this mess

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  1. Nov 5, 2019 #1

    Billbill84

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    IMG_0992.JPG IMG_0993.JPG IMG_0994.JPG IMG_0997.JPG IMG_0998.JPG IMG_1008.PNG IMG_1011.PNG IMG_1013.PNG IMG_1015.jpg IMG_1017.PNG Hi all. See the pic below. My issue start s with that Pella siding door leaking in on bottom. Upon investigating I suspected it came in under the door so when I went under deck to see the plate it looks like whoever built this deck was an idiot and didn't flash anything and removed the vinyl siding and butted deck straight to house up to the corner of the chimney. Water ran off deck and down chimney and rotted it out! Luckily it looks like the plate, rim, and sill of house aren't too bad. There's J track against everything so below the decking there's no vinyl siding. The J track along house wall is also loose so I'm betting the plywood is rotted from water whisking under that J track and without any flashing. The door is getting replaced next week.
    So how should I redo this? I have to lower the deck about 2" and after any rot is replaced should I replace the vinyl siding down to the rim joist then maybe redo the deck so it's off the house about 1/4".
    Also ignore the pics commentary that was for the inspection company.
     
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    nealtw

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    What can I say, that door is a window and should be treated like one, the deck should be much lower but a couple inches will work. Need more pictures of the fire box from below.
     
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    nealtw

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    You can lower the deck with one jack, lower the posts first and then brace the crap out of it so it doesn't pull away from the house.
    When you lower the ledger, notice the position of the second post. bil 3.png bil 2.png
     
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    Is there any house wrap under the siding?
     
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