Simpson Potent-Tie Seller Profits Representative Andrew Slezak spent his weekends for the previous 5 months working on developing the deck of his desires utilizing our Simpson Potent-Tie hardware. Discover what went into his Do-it-yourself deck build and how he simply cannot wait around to spend much more time outdoor this summer time.  

DIY Deck built by Simpson Strong-Tie Andew Slezak
Diy Deck developed by Simpson Sturdy-Tie Andew Slezak

It all begun when my fiancée, Hannah, and I moved into our new household. The old deck was outdated and essential to go. As a semi-expert Do it yourself weekend warrior with one particular much too quite a few tasks at one time, I instructed Hannah, “Pff, babe, it’ll just take like a weekend or two. 3 weekends at the most …” Well, five months afterwards, I can at last say the deck venture was completed and Hannah is very thrilled.  

DIY Weekend Warrior Deck Project
Do-it-yourself Weekend Warrior Deck Undertaking

I have been with Simpson Solid-Tie considering the fact that March of 2020 and I can actually say that I like becoming portion of a enterprise that has terrific values, presents you a operate/life stability and tends to make you experience like portion of a local community. I have acquired so significantly considering that I have been right here and have fulfilled a great deal of fantastic people. As a vendor product sales rep, I really like interacting with prospects and educating people about our merchandise. So I was enthusiastic that I obtained the option to use a broad wide range of our goods for my possess deck construct.

Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Planner Software™
Simpson Potent-Tie Deck Planner Software™

For setting up this build, I applied our absolutely free Deck Planner Software™ to take the eyesight I had in my head and bring it to lifestyle. I appreciated employing the computer software it was simple to use, and it gave me a great plan of what I preferred my deck to look like. I also experienced some outdoors enable as nicely from my uncle and Simpson Solid-Tie reps (thanks, Jonathan).  

DIY Weekend Warrior Deck Build
Do it yourself Weekend Warrior Deck Construct

As for the create itself, I mounted all of the deck boards on my deck with our Quik Drive® automobile-feed screw driving system. I was capable to fasten down 140 square ft of deck boards when standing up within just two several hours in just one weekend. With out the Quik Generate, it would have been at least two weekends of intermittent operate (let’s be actual, possibly a few).

Outdoor Accents flat T strap
Outside Accents flat T strap

For the paid skilled whose time is income, working with the Quik Drive is a no brainer. I used our Out of doors Accents® goods, together with the decorative article caps (APDPC), T strap (APT), L strap tie (APL), flat strap (APST), and 90° angle (APA), for some significant relationship points. The connectors produced signing up for every thing quick and quick. I also employed the deck rigidity tie (DTT2Z) to secure my guardrail submit to the deck.

Outdoor Accents post base
Outside Accents put up foundation

The Out of doors Accents post bases (APB) are secured with the 5/8″ x 5″ 304SS Titen HD® bolts. A single of the most typical failure factors on a deck is the guardrails, due to the fact they’re just lag-bolted with each other. Nevertheless, my guardrails are exceptionally rigid with the deck stress tie relationship, and I absolutely enjoy it.  

Simpson Strong-Tie Andrew Slezak on his new DIY deck
Simpson Sturdy-Tie Andrew Slezak on his new Diy deck

Now that the deck is performed, we’re excited to have so significantly far more outside living area to entertain with and to enjoy. Crafted with Simpson Robust-Tie hardware, I know this deck is secure, strong and crafted to previous a long time. My father jokes about how, if a twister at any time strike the house, the household would be gone but the deck would not transfer. As for my following job, I have a couple of in the performs. I’m doing the job on building a retaining wall and parking pad. But what I’m most energized about making is a sustainable butterfly yard. So keep tuned! 

Creator: Andrew Slezak

Andrew Slezak is a residential seller agent at Simpson Strong-Tie. He is also a Do-it-yourself Weekend Warrior who is effective on Do it yourself and household advancement initiatives on the weekend.
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