Question 1. Why would I need to use the DeckLok Bracket system?
Answer The DeckLok Bracket system ensures the strength and stability of your deck. It may save your deck from collapse and from preventing damage and even injury in case of an accident.
Question 2. Do I need to install DeckLok at the corner of EVERY joist?
Answer No you do not. See Installation Instructions through the DeckLok link for full instructions.
Question 3. What joints need DeckLok?
Answer The joints that need DeckLok are the railing post, stringer and ledger board joints.
Question 4. Is DeckLok compatible with ACQ Treated Lumber?
Answer Yes. You will need to purchase the Galvanized Bracket.
Question 5. How does DeckLok strengthen the deck?
Answer Current deck fastening techniques rely on resistance to “pullout” force… like using a nail to hold a crowbar. The DeckLok Bracket System creates stronger deck connections by redirecting the force of the load from “pullout” to a connection in “shear” at the deck floor joist.