Critical Deck-Framing Connections On-Demand


Once only reserved for Fine Homebuilding members, this in-depth, studio-based course dives deep into the critical deck connections required by code, including fastener and hardware options for each connection, how each works to keep homeowner's safe and the deck structure intact. Throughout the course, Mike offers helpful installation tips and best practices gleaned from decades of construction experience. Whether you're designing a deck, or responsible for building or remodeling a deck, by the end of this course you'll have command of how to construct a strong, code-compliant structure that's sure to last.

This course is a 10part series and is available for immediate, on-demand download.

These hardware and fastener options are as much about lateral loads and uplift
as they are about solid bearing surfaces
Learn the pros, cons, and proper placement of ledger bolts, lags, and structural screws.
A trio of hardware options for installing a ledger-supported deck over non-structural claddings.
Mike Guertin provides a comprehensive overview of code-approved solutions for supporting the structure and loads of a deck.
Follow the complete deck ledger installation process from prep to fastening to flashing.
Get an overview of post-to-beam hardware choices for single, double, and triple beams.

With joist hangers, it’s all about placement, flange style, and proper fastening.
Get to know the options for this structural insurance policy, meant to tie the deck to the house without relying on the ledger.
See all the fastening options for rock-solid deck railings: inside the rim, outside the rim, and surface mounted.
Learn several fool-proof methods for supporting and connecting stringers and guardrails when building an outdoor staircase.
Running time: approximately 90 minutes

$74.99 USD

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