Building a better deck with Simpson Strong-Tie


Simpson Strong-Tie has created a new online series focused on building better decks.

The Pleasanton, Calif.-based fasteners, structural connectors, and building solutions provider has debuted the first episode of Build a Stronger Deck on YouTube. The entertaining and educational series shows builders, deck contractors, and their homeowner customers how to easily build stronger, safer decks that last.

The first episode dives into options and solutions for stronger, safer post bases. The second video features deck ledger installation, with further episodes detailing construction tips for installing beams, joists, guard posts, stair stringers, and deck boards. Finally, a special fastener episode gives viewers expert advice on selecting the best anchors and fasteners to attach hangers, joists, and angles to deck ledgers and railings.

“Building a safe, strong deck is easier and more affordable than most people think,” says John Wight, Simpson Strong-Tie vice president of global marketing. “We’ve built an entire deck from start to finish using Simpson Strong-Tie connectors, anchors and fasteners to show builders and homeowners how easy it is to build decks that not only last longer, but add value and enjoyment to any home.” 

New episodes of Build a Stronger Deck will air throughout the summer and are available for streaming on the Simpson Strong-Tie YouTube channel.

To watch all available episodes and check out additional content on great deck building, including inspiration, deck planning, and design tools as well as product information and safety tips, visit the online Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Center.