Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jpogr The wood will break before these give
You need these to harden the connection between the pillars and the joists if you want your deck to be to code. The only deflection you'll get from the pillar is from the bending of the wood with these properly installed. You could have a party of "large" people leaning against all of your rails simultaneously and you would not need to be concerned about their safety. I recommend getting a 3/8" socket adapter for your drill to make installing the 8 screws quick and easy.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by steviegboy good but expensive
These tension ties are now required in Georgia for deck guard posts so I was glad to find them at Home Depot. However, they are quite expensive. They are very sturdy and it was nice to see that they come with one set of bolts for securing to a joist. Another longer bolt is needed to secure the tie to a post.
September 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FrustratedGolfer Product solves big problems
I was selling my house and the guy that was inspecting it noticed that the deck was pulling away from the house. Not being in the construction business, I figured it was going to be a prolonged and very costly repair. After discussing the problem with the Pro at Home depot he showed me these do-hickeys and in a couple hours the problem was resolved. They didn't pull the deck back to where it originally was, but they anchored it to the house so that no further separation would occur. I used a set on each end of the deck and one in the middle between the deck and the house They seemed a bit pricey for a couple of brackets and some bolts, but for the solution they provided they were a steal.. Thanks Home Depot..
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by doright Worked well
Great reinforcement for rail posts. Should also extend the life of the deck.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CzechSix Works as advertised
I bought these to attach railing posts to my deck and also to attach the joist at each end of the deck through the ledger board to one of the floor joists inside the house (per code). They work very well.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MidwestDIYer Great Product
These galvanized tension ties offer great piece of mind for railing systems. The kiddos will be safe.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mattb A must for railing installation!!
I have been installing decks for many years, this produce was used for 2 Purposes in my last installation. 1 to add additional strength to an existing ledger and 2 to properly secure a railing on a deck that would be over 30' above grade.
This product was easy to install and exceeded my expectations. The railing system has little to no deflection and I am certain of the safety the product provided.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lori Great Product!
Installed with new deck railings. Amazingly solid. So glad I purchased this. My dad the contractor was equally impressed.
October 15, 2013