Mike_Guertin, editorial advisor | February 20th, 2015
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.
Mike_Guertin, editorial advisor | June 1st, 20114 comments
FHB's 'Start Your Railings Right' spring 2010 article covered the basics of securely mounting deck guardrail posts to the frame. Now an article in Professional Deck Builder magazine goes the next step - and fills in the blanks along the way.
Mike_Guertin, editorial advisor | March 9th, 20111 comment
So what hidden fastener works with your decking? Dig deep into decking manufacturer installation instructions and you may find the answer. Or you can check this list. We checked the recommendations of over 30 decking brands and here's what we found.
ScottG, contributing writer | February 4th, 20114 comments
Lukas Smith is looking for the best way to build the radiant-heating system in his new home in southern Ontario. But, feedback from folks in the forums is causing him to think twice about using radiant heat at all.