Internet #100374846

Model # PBS44AZ

Store SKU #151368

Store SO SKU #592854

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PBS ZMAX Galvanized Standoff Post Base for 4x4 Nominal Lumber

  • Versatile and easy to use post base
  • Designed for installation in wet concrete
  • Perfect for decks or patio covers
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Product Overview

Deck Glamour Photo

Deck It Out

Strong decks bring beauty and entertaining space to your outdoor living area

Deck Glamour Photo

Make Your Deck Beautiful and Safe

Building a safe, strong deck starts with the proper connectors and fasteners

Photo of a deck being built

Deck Building Tips and Tricks

Installing corrosion-resistant connectors and fasteners helps extend the life of your deck

SDWH Screw being installed into ledger

Ledger connections critical for deck safety

Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screw delivers high-strength, wood-to-wood connectivity, such as deck ledger applications

DTT2Z guardrail install

Guardrail Installation Tips and Tricks

Don’t take chances with guardrail connections. DTT2Z deck tension ties fasten guardrails to deck framing.

DTT1Z install

Securing the Deck to the House

Install DTT1Z as a tension tie to meet building codes and eliminate the need to access to the floor joists inside the home

LSCZ install

Take the Step to Secure Deck Stairs

LSCZ adjustable stair-stringer connector offers a concealed connection between the stair stringer and the carrying header or rim board

Tight LUS26Z install shot

Joist Hangers

Provides bearing and uplift resistance

Tight H1 install shot

Hurricane Ties

Ideal for preventing lateral movement of joists

Tight SD screw install photo

SD Connector Screw

The only screw approved with Simpson Strong-Tie connectors

Tight install shot of LCEZ4

Post Caps

LCEZ end post caps provide a post-to-beam connection in new or retrofit deck applications

Tight PBSZ install photo

Post Base

Features a 1 in. standoff to resist wood decay

Stainless-steel connector product shot

Prevent Corrosion

Deck-Drive DWP stainless-steel fasteners are recommended for higher-exposure environments or applications

  • Versatile and easy to use post base
  • Designed for installation in wet concrete
  • Perfect for decks or patio covers
Post and column bases secure the bottom of posts or columns to concrete and are perfect for decks or patio covers. Models are available for attaching to existing hardened concrete, wet concrete, as well as wood. The PBS series provides a connection between a post (or column) for decks, patio covers and other top-supported structures.
  • Embeds in wet concrete after pour and is made to install flush with the concrete surface
  • Embossment in the seat of the base gives increased strength
  • Stress relief holes under the base resist tearing during loading
  • Features a 1 in. standoff height, reducing the potential for decay at post and column ends
  • Nominal post size: 4x4
  • Base 12 ga. steel; strap 14 ga. steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 16d common nails, 10 x 1-1/2 in. strong-drive SD screws or 1/2 in. Dia machine bolts
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

Product Overview

  • Versatile and easy to use post base
  • Designed for installation in wet concrete
  • Perfect for decks or patio covers
Model #: PBS44AZ
Sku #: 151368
Internet #: 100374846

Post and column bases secure the bottom of posts or columns to concrete and are perfect for decks or patio covers. Models are available for attaching to existing hardened concrete, wet concrete, as well as wood. The PBS series provides a connection between a post (or column) for decks, patio covers and other top-supported structures.

  • Embeds in wet concrete after pour and is made to install flush with the concrete surface
  • Embossment in the seat of the base gives increased strength
  • Stress relief holes under the base resist tearing during loading
  • Features a 1 in. standoff height, reducing the potential for decay at post and column ends
  • Nominal post size: 4x4
  • Base 12 ga. steel; strap 14 ga. steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 16d common nails, 10 x 1-1/2 in. strong-drive SD screws or 1/2 in. Dia machine bolts
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
4x4
Product Depth (in.)
3.25
Product Height (in.)
9.75
Product Width (in.)
3.563

Details

Base Type
Standoff Post Base
Connector Finish
G185 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
12
Material
Steel
Material Connector Compatibility
Wood to Concrete
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
1.8lb
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)
4x4
Product Depth (in.)
3.25
Product Height (in.)
9.75
Product Width (in.)
3.563

Details

Base Type
Standoff Post Base
Connector Finish
G185 Galvanized
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Features
No Additional Features
Gauge
12
Material
Steel
Material Connector Compatibility
Wood to Concrete
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
1.8lb
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Questions & Answers

Should the top of the plate that the would sits on be covered in cement or left a little exposed ...

Should the top of the plate that the would sits on be covered in cement or left a little exposed so if water sits on the flat plate is can dry out there by not allow the wood to rot? If it is to be buried in the cement what is to keep the water from running inside the bracket once the cement dries and shrinks from the bracket?
Asked by: homeowner
The 1” steel standoff base is supposed to rest on the top of the concrete. If it were installed flush to the top of that plate it would not be code compliant in most places. However, you can fill the underneath of the plate with grout to acheive higher download capacities; though, thats often not necissary considering the limitations of most residential framing.
Answered by: Cypress
Date published: 2020-08-04

I'm installing a lean-to roof off of my barn and wanted to enclose this area with a fence & gate....

I'm installing a lean-to roof off of my barn and wanted to enclose this area with a fence & gate. Can I use these as the post bases embedded in concrete and top-supported by the beam and hang a gate off one of the posts?
Asked by: becky
with the amount of connections and at the correct placements I think you shouldn't have a problem! you"ll find that there's very little movement
Answered by: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2020-02-28

I have a deck with the post being 4x4s. I would like to somehow add approximately 3 foot higher ...

I have a deck with the post being 4x4s. I would like to somehow add approximately 3 foot higher post on tope of the post I already have that the deck is attached to since my pups can basically jump over the to deck rails now. How can I add about 3 more feet on top of the post that I already have using something to tie the post together. Hope this makes sense.
Asked by: Moonie
you can add on two sides (sandwich) of the post a 2 x 4 x 36" +/- or longer and with this 2 x 4 spilt the difference of the length of the top new post with the original bottom post and secure ( i use 3 1/2" deck screws ) them to the existing 4 x 4
Answered by: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2020-09-24

If combined with rebar hooked through the bottom can these be used to anchor an a-frame (4x4 treated lumber) swingset?

Asked by: Matt
i think the way you are going to anchor the bracket will work with the rebar pass through. you could even angle them with the legs of the swingset
Answered by: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2020-09-24
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