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.
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.
Discover code-compliant solutions for attaching guard posts, guardrails and balusters using Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® structural fasteners.
Find connector solutions for code-compliant 36"and 42" guard post connections in this technical bulletin.
Make finding the most cost-effective joist hanger based on installation type, hanger options and demand loads easier with this app.
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.