Deck of Horrors
When a Canadian couple hired a local contractor to design and build this deck, they thought that he knew what he was doing. They were wrong.
Updated Deck Connection and Fastening Guide Now Available
Simpson Strong-Tie's Deck Connection and Fastening Guide 2017 has been updated to...
Treating Cuts in PT
Trimming PT joists to length, drilling bolt holes, or cutting kerfs in a rim joist...
California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards
Fatal Berkeley balcony collapse leads to tougher standards for balconies and other...
Colorado Decks Collapsing Under the Weight of Heavy Snow
Colorado homeowners are worried about snow and ice that measure in feet, not...
Common Deck Stair Defects
Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your...
Lawsuit Over Fatal 14-Inch Deck Fall Settled
The estate of the 77-year-old victim accepts a settlement as a lawsuit filed after...
Proposed ASHI Deck Inspection Standard Open for Comments
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is looking for feedback from deck...