MiTek Launches Adjustable Deck Tension Tie
Originally published by: MiTek — April 1, 2016
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March 29, 2016 – MiTek today announced the release of its new Adjustable Deck Tension Tie (ADTT-TZ), which effectively resists the lateral (horizontal) loads that pull a deck away from the house or structure. The development of the new ADTT-TZ is part of an overall effort by MiTek to make decks safer.
The ADTT-TZ also brings users in compliance with the 2015 International Residential Code R507.2.3(2) which requires the installation of a "Hold-Down Device" with a minimum allowable tension load of 750 lbs., in four locations on the deck. The ADTT-TZ satisfies these requirements.
The ADTT-TZ’s real innovation is its ability for adjustable installation. Using appropriate fasteners (such as USP WS8-HDG or 3/8-in lag screws), the ADTT-TZ can be installed with the screw either adjacent or up to 4-3/8-in below deck joist, avoiding the need for blocking extensions. Made of 14-gauge steel, with G-185 galvanizing, the ADTT-TZ offers a two-hole break-out washer that will work with multiple screw sizes. Detailed illustrated installation instructions are available at this link.
MiTek is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial, construction sectors. MiTek Industries’ passion for its associates’ well-being and its customers’ success is the company’s hallmark. A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) since 2001, MiTek has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. Learn more: www.MiTek-us.com and www.MII.com.