Why Risk This??
Five people were injured in June 2006 when a deck collapsed in Upper Marlboro, MD during a funeral reception. Ten people were on the deck at the time, one adult was underneath the deck during the collapse.
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. By adding DeckLok Brackets to your current construction methods, your deck will meet or exceed IRC Requirements.
Because of the terrific acceptance of the
DeckLok Bracket System for attaching railings to
decks and deck ledger boards to houses, the
company has introduced the new RailLok, a mini
version of the original DeckLok. RailLok
is just as rugged as the full size bracket, but
at half the size.
RailLok is being used to connect rail sections
to the post, either as a 90 degree platform or
as a saddle. Attach the brackets to the
rail post using #10 screws and then slip
preassembled railing sections into the brackets
and screw them in place. The RailLok
brackets provide a strong, reliable railing to
post connection. The fasteners are built
to outlast the service life of the deck.
RailLok is available in 316 Stainless Steel and
white or black powder coat finish.
Note: each RailLok Bracket requires
(5) #10 screws (not