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The Deck Connection and Fastening Guide provides instructions on how to recognize defects and deficiencies in existing decks, and guidance for building strong, safe, long-lasting deck structures. Additionally, it goes detail by detail (ledger connection, joist-to-beam connection, beam-to-post connection, etc.) through a typical deck and identifies the relevant building-code requirements (2012 and 2015 IRC/IBC) and connection options.

Deck Masters of Canada sells all the components listed in the guide.

The guide is broken down in sections - PDF Guide

  • Build a Safe, Strong Deck - pages 1-11
  • Help for Your Deck Planning - pages 12-14
  • Deck Solutions That Meet Code - pages 15-19
  • Structural Deck Connections - pages 20-35
  • Performance Fasteners for Decks - pages 36-42
  • Fastener Selection Guidance - pages 43-46
  • Mitigating Corrosion Risk - pages 47-52
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For Simpson Strong‑Tie connectors. Also available in paper-collated strips.

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The Deck-Drive DCU Composite screw (DCU) is engineered to provide beautiful fastening results for all types of composite decking while also offering greater ease of installation, a clean finish and superb corrosion resistance. The DCU is the go-to-screw for all your composite decking applications, eliminating the need to mix and match screws to the decking.

DCU Composite screws are available in 2 3/4" and 2" lengths for a variety of deck boards and cladding. The 2 3/4" and 2" DCU decking screws are available in carbon steel with our Quik Guard® coating. For superior corrosion resistance in marine or high-exposure environments, choose the appropriate stainless-steel DCU screw: Type 305 or Type 316 for 2 3/4" sizes, Type 316 for 2" sizes.

The 2 3/4" DCU screws provide a clean finish because of their special head design and are available in 11 colors, matched to blend with most major decking manufacturers.

The 2" DCU screws are ideal for fastening PVC and composite decking and trim to wood framing, decking products to wooden roof sleeper assemblies, and cladding to wood framing.

The 2" DCU screws are available as hand-drive fasteners. The 2 3/4" DCU screws are available as hand-drive, as well as collated for the Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving system.

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The Strong-Drive SD Connector screw is specifically designed to replace nails in certain Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and is the only screw approved for that application. The load-rated SD screw has been tested and approved for use in many popular Simpson Strong-Tie products. In certain applications screws are easier and more convenient to install than nails, and the single-fastener load values achieved by the SD screw exceed those of typical 10d common or 16d common nails. In addition, the galvanized coating makes the SD screw ideal for interior and most exterior conditions.

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The Deck-Drive DWP Wood SS screw is a powerful fastening solution for deck, dock and general exterior applications where extra corrosion protection is needed. With its specially-designed sharp-point and unique box-threads, the DWP is ideally suited for the majority of wood used in today’s deck boards. Choose Type 316 stainless steel for seaside and coastal environments. Available in hand-drive and in collated strips for use in our Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving system.

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Download PDF Simpson Strong Connector System for Building Decks

Smooth shank connector nail in package
Smooth shank connector nail in package

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