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.
Efficient Deck Demolition
It isn't glamorous work, but your crew can do it quickly and profitably with a...
Deck Collapse in Missouri
A deck on the back of a Cape Girardeau, Mo., home collapsed after the ledger...