Press Release

SPAX® PowerLags® Receive DrJ Product Certification for Deck Ledger Attachment

March 29, 2018 Altenloh, Brinck & CO. U.S. Inc., received notification from DrJ Engineering that SPAX® 5/16" PowerLags® fasteners were approved for use in deck ledger board attachment to the home. SPAX® 5/16" PowerLags® fasteners with HCR® coating have been tested for use in the attachment of deck ledger boards to the building structure to provide prescriptive solutions that are equivalent to the International Residential Code provisions for deck ledger attachment. When installed per the technical bulletin Form S-1803 Rev 6/18, SPAX® 5/16" PowerLags® fasteners can be used in place of 1/2" lag screws as described in Table R507.9.1.3(1)+ of the 2018 IRC.

PDF Icon TER 1711-01 Rev 10-29-2020 Deck Ledger Attachment Using SPAX PowerLags (1 MB) PDF Icon SPAX Technical Bulletin Deck Ledger Attachment Form S-1803 Rev 6-18 (547 KB)