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More stories about Anchors

  • DBC Drywall Bridging Connector

    Can be installed with a single screw and is compatible with conventional and proprietary drywall studs.

  • Fastening Deck Ledger to an I-Joist Floor

    If you need to attach a deck ledger to a house with I-Joist floors, first figure out if the rim board is structural and go from there

  • Stabilizing a Hillside Foundation

    Helical piers anchor a house on a sliding slope.

  • Engineer's Assessment of Tornado-Damaged Homes

    As a structural engineer with the APA/Engineered Wood Association, I perform forensic assessments of single- family homes after hurricanes and tornados.

  • Restoring an Old Porch

    Solid piers, strengthened framing, and durable finish materials promise a long life for this rejuvenated beauty.

  • Working With Sonotubes

    Every porch or deck I build starts with level footings and solid, plumb concrete piers - insurance that my projects will stand for many years to come.

  • Rescuing a Spreading Roof

    A horizontal beam and steel tie rods resist rafter thrust with little disruption to the rest of the structure.

  • Working On a SIPs Roof

    A look at the techniques used to add skylights and thermal solar collectors to a foam-core roof.

  • Metal Connectors and Galvanized Coatings

    Can standard galvanized Simpson STHD strap-tie hold-downs be used in contact with ACQ plates and framing? We've been schooled by our local building officials to avoid placing anything but stainless steel or heavy-duty hot-dipped galvanized metal connectors in contact with ACQ lumber, but these...

  • Installing Housed Treads and Risers

    Shims and adhesive lock the parts together into a squeak-free unit.