Concrete Decks for Coastal Homes
Elevated concrete slabs formed with the help of structural steel panels are a good...
Retrofit Post Base
The RPBZ from Simpson can be used for new or existing connections
Faster Deck Piers
Pin-pile deck footings promise quick installation in the right soils
Lateral Load Anchors and Mudsills
Inspect sill plates for structural issues before attaching a lateral-load anchor...
Simpson Strong-Tie SDWH Timber Hex-HDG Screws
Designed for heavy-duty marine and coastal applications
Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing
Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will...
Solid Post Attachments With Threaded Rod
When the railing post is on the outside of the frame, reinforce the attachment by...
More on Deck Failures
A code enforcement officer in the Buffalo, N.Y., area believes that most decks would fail if loaded to their code-required design capacity
Not a Replacement for Lateral Load Anchors
Research at Washington State University shows that screwed joist hangers are...
Fypon Woodgrain Structural Columns
Steel-reinforced polyurethane holds up better than wood to insects and moisture