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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 4
  • Help for Your Deck Planning - pages 12
  • Deck Solutions - pages 16
  • Structural Deck Connections - pages 20-35
  • Performance Fasteners for Decks - pages 37
  • Fastener Selection Guidance - pages 44
  • Mitigating Corrosion Risk - pages 47
N10 D5HDG Nails-pail
smooth shank connector nail Smooth shank connector nail in package

For Simpson Strong‑Tie connectors. Also available in paper-collated strips.

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.

N10 d5HDG Galvanize nail bucket
N10 d5HDG Galvanize nail bucket