Structural Hardware - Slideshow 2

ThruLok bolts drive through the wood members with no pre-drilling. A special nut hand-threads on, and then the assembly is tightened with a few more turns of the screw.

Changes to the IRC in 2009 suggest the use of lateral attachment anchors that fasten to the joists of both the deck and the house.

Hangers for stairs affix to the deck framing first and then to the stringer.

Railing posts generate tremendous leverage, and lateral attachment anchors can help transfer that force to the floor framing safely.

A bracket made by EZ Stairs can reinforce the attachment of rail posts to stair stringers.

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