Joseph Loferski

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Rail-Post Connections for Wooden Decks Part 2

When researchers at Virginia Tech applied measured loads to deck posts to see which connections could meet code, they discovered that two of the most common post connections (4x4 pressure-treated post notched and lag-screwed to the band joist, and post through-bolted to the deck band joist) cannot stand up to code-protocol test load. Read more

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Rail-Post Connections for Wooden Decks: Part 1

During the last several years, wood science researchers at Virginia Tech have scrutinized the structural connections commonly found in residential wood decks. Read more

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