Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation
Four strategies for adding a deck to a home wrapped with a thick layer of foam
Foolproof Guard Posts
You don't need an engineered design or a lot of special hardware to install strong...
Making Decks Safer
Regular inspections are a smart way to extend the life of a wood deck and keep...
Deck Collapse Injures 16
An early morning deck collapse at a 19th century home in Brooklyn, N.Y., earlier...
New Lab to Focus on Construction
Simpson Strong-Tie, which makes structural connectors, is donating a total of...
Concealed Beam Tie
Simpson's CBTZ connects a beam with a post without a lot of metal showing
Structural Vinyl Columns
The LandMarke Builder's Vinyl Column from Fairway can be cut on site to the...
A Path to Safer Balconies
These tricky cantilevered structures demand careful framing and waterproofing details
Most prescriptive guidelines for notching and drilling in framing members don't account for wet-service conditions.
Inspections Prevent Tragedies
Older oceanfront decks are particularly vulnerable to structural problems because of salt corrosion of hardware and fasteners.