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Bad Deck-Ledger Behavior?

A reader questions whether a point load on a deck ledger can actually cause a catastrophic failure of the ledger More

Nova Scotia Deck collapse leads to injuries
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Nova Scotia Deck collapse leads to injuries

Emergency personnel were called to a home on Brazil Lake in Nova Scotia, on Friday... More

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Deck Collapse
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Deck Collapse

A deck collapse in a Chicago suburb over the Memorial Day holiday pitched seven... More

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Concrete Decks for Coastal Homes
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Concrete Decks for Coastal Homes

Elevated concrete slabs formed with the help of structural steel panels are a good... More

Retrofit Post Base
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Retrofit Post Base

The RPBZ from Simpson can be used for new or existing connections More

Faster Deck Piers
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Faster Deck Piers

Pin-pile deck footings promise quick installation in the right soils More

Lateral Load Anchors and Mudsills
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Lateral Load Anchors and Mudsills

Inspect sill plates for structural issues before attaching a lateral-load anchor... More

Simpson Strong-Tie SDWH Timber Hex-HDG Screws
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Simpson Strong-Tie SDWH Timber Hex-HDG Screws

Designed for heavy-duty marine and coastal applications More

Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing
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Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing

Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will... More

Solid Post Attachments With Threaded Rod
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Solid Post Attachments With Threaded Rod

When the railing post is on the outside of the frame, reinforce the attachment by... More

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