• Deck Fire Blamed on Reflected Sunlight

    A deck fire at a Vancouver, Washington home was caused by reflected sunlight from a nearby window that kindled a fire in a planter located on the deck.

     
  • A Close Call With a Saw

    A veteran carpenter describes what happened when his hand accidentally came in contact with a spinning saw blade. Fortunately for him, the saw was equipped with flesh-sensing technology.

     
  • ICC Building Safety Month

    Simpson Strong-Tie is one of several sponsors of the International Code Council's 2016 Building Safety Month, which wraps up at the end of the month. As part of the campaign, the company is offering educational materials about building and retrofitting code-compliant decks.

     
  • Inspecting Decks

    An experienced deck contractor is probably better qualified than a design pro to inspect a deck for possible problems

     
  • High-End Deck Failures

    High-end decks are just as likely to have construction defects as low-end decks

     
 
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