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I have a brick home, don't want to take off the brick.
Carl has it right for a vinyl-sided home. The procedures aren't much different with a brick veneered home like yours except that unlike the vinyl-sided house, you leave the brick in place.
Having explained that, I have always been a fan of what Strock is recommending, a "stand-alone" style deck, also referred to as a "floating" or "island" deck. They are a bit more expensive with
I would check with the local contractors or call the permit office and simply asked if they are allowed by code in your area.
I agree with Strock Enterprises, I build all decks self supporting. I have seen to many fail at the attachment point to the home. A few extra piers and post will make it much stronger. If you attach it to the house be sure to attach to the main wall not just the brick veneer and seal the anchors well of water will infiltrate the home at these points.