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Product Solutions for Building Decks to Code

When you’re building a residential wood deck, the International Residential Code® (IRC®) contains prescriptive and performance requirements to ensure it’s safe and strong. The Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA6) provides prescriptive methods for single-level residential decks to meet the provisions of the 2015 edition of the IRC.

Our Deck Connection and Fastening Guide (F-DECKCODE) provides excerpts of the connection-related code requirements, and typical hanger, fastener and anchor solutions that can be used to meet IRC code requirements.

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Our new technical bulletin, Connection Solutions to Meet the DCA6 Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (T-C-DCA6DECK), lists specific model numbers of hangers, fasteners and anchors to meet the DCA6 provisions.

Learn About Our DCA6 Solutions

Additional Literature: Our wide array of literature features product guides, installation instructions, safety tips and more. Easily search to find the helpful deck content you are looking for.

Additional Design Tools

Deck Products

Discover code-compliant solutions for attaching guard posts, guardrails and balusters using Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® structural fasteners.

Deck Products

Find connector solutions for code-compliant 36"and 42" guard post connections in this technical bulletin.


Deck Products

Learn more about why deck tension ties are versatile and cost-effective solutions for creating critical lateral load connections.


Connectors Software and Apps

Make finding the most cost-effective joist hanger based on installation type, hanger options and demand loads easier with this app.

Fastening Systems Software and Apps

Find Strong-Drive® screw solutions to meet either a specified load, or a specification of a generic fastener, for six common applications.

More Deck and Outdoor Living Resources

Strong-Tie Deck Center

If you’re looking for ideas, inspiration and design resources, visit our Deck Center, which features deck planning and design tools as well as product information and safety tips that will help you get started on building a safe, strong and stylish deck.

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