Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Connection And Fastening Guide

Simpson Strong-Tie has launched its ‘Deck Connection and Fastening Guide.’ It provides recommendations and guidance for building strong, safe, long-lasting decks as well as instructions on how to recognize defects and deficiencies in existing decks. It also identifies the relevant building code requirements and connection options for all typical deck connection points like ledger, joist to beam, and beam to post. It features revisions to the International Residential Code (IRC) that may call for engineering changes to even a relatively simple residential deck.