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Deck Finishes

Deck Finishes

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Tips on how to maximize the durability of a deck finish.

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Free-Standing Deck Footings

Free-Standing Deck Footings

Shallow footing for free-standing decks and sheds

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Thoughts On Hardwood Decking

Thoughts On Hardwood Decking

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Tips on working with hardwood decking and a link to a source that explains some of the various species.

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Cantilevered Balcony Safety

Cantilevered Balcony Safety

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Recently, a cantilevered balcony collapsed in Berkeley, Calif., killing six people. The evident reason was wood rot, caused either by poor initial construction or by a lack of maintenance. An article...

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Deck and Porch Framing Connection Seminar

Deck and Porch Framing Connection Seminar

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One of the most thorough deck code and construction training you'll find. And it's free.

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How far can a deck beam span?

How far can a deck beam span?

The 2015 IRC includes a new beam span table and illustrations specifically for decks. This will make it easier for deck builders to design a deck frame.

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How Far Can a Deck Joist Span?

How Far Can a Deck Joist Span?

The 2015 IRC includes a new joist span table and illustrations specifically for decks. This will make it easier for deck builders to design a deck frame.

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Attaching a Deck Ledger to Floor Truss

Attaching a Deck Ledger to Floor Truss

A report from the SBCA outlines prescriptive details for fastening a deck ledger to open web floor trusses. Details in the report are more clear than those in an earlier SBCA Tech Note.

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New Lateral Load Connection in 2015 IRC

New Lateral Load Connection in 2015 IRC

New code lateral load detail and new hardware are easier to install but have some limitations.

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Simpson Strongtie DTT1Z Deck Lateral Load Connector

Simpson Strongtie DTT1Z Deck Lateral Load Connector

Small but strong, Simpson Strongtie's DTT1Z hardware meets the new 2015 IRC deck lateral load connection figure. Plus a technical bulletin details several options for securing the connection to sills, plates, headers and studs.

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MiTek LTS19-TZ  Deck Lateral Load Connector

MiTek LTS19-TZ Deck Lateral Load Connector

MiTek's new LTS19-TZ is a long angle strap simplifies deck lateral load connections

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2015 IRC - 4 new pages of Deck Code

2015 IRC - 4 new pages of Deck Code

The new building code covers a lot more deck construction information - most of it very useful.

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How do you make a square cut on a round footing form?

How do you make a square cut on a round footing form?

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Marking a square line around a cardboard footing tube isn't as easy as squaring off a 6x6. Here are two ways to mark a square line for a neat cut.

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Deck Building Blunders

Deck Building Blunders

An example of a bad deck footing detail, with information on how to build a deck safely.

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Precast Footings:  EZ-Tube

Precast Footings: EZ-Tube

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Instead of getting sacks of concrete delivered, get precast EZ-Tube footing sections dropped off. Dig the hole, stack them up, start building.

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