How to Safely Attach a Deck to a House

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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to save a wood deck from a catastrophic collapse.

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Tools for How to Safely Attach a Deck to a House:
– Sledgehammer
– Circular saw
– Drill/driver
– Impact wrench
– Hammer drill with 1/2-inch-diameter masonry bit

Shopping list for How to Safely Attach a Deck to a House:
– 2x4s and 2x6s½-inch x 10-inch galvanized lag screws with washers
– ½-inch x 10-inch masonry wedge anchors
– Pressure-treated 2×4
– Engineered-lumber joist hangers

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