MiTek’s new Adjustable Deck Tension Tie resists lateral loads that can pull a deck away from the structure of a house and brings builders into compliance with the 2015 IRC provision requiring hold-downs rated at 750 pounds in each of four deck locations. The ADTT-TZ can be installed with the screw adjustment up to 4 3/8 inches below the deck joist to avoid the need for blocking extensions, according to the company. Ties are made from 14-gauge steel with a G-185 galvanized coating, and they cost $3.50 each. MiTek Builder Products,