Critical Deck Connections
A look at the forces at work on a deck and the hardware designed to keep things in check
Code now requires areas of a deck that used to get nothing more than framing nails to have metal connectors designed especially for the task. Curious about the purpose and function of all this hardware, Fine Homebuilding invited Simpson Strong-Tie’s David Finkenbinder, a mechanical engineer and product designer of deck connectors, to spend a few days on a job site as we documented the building of a typical ledger-attached raised deck.
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