Simpson Strong-Tie has redesigned the award-winning EB-TY® hidden deck fasteners for premium wood decking in both residential and commercial applications. The new EB-TY® Premium Hidden Deck-Fastening System™ provides professional builders and do-it-yourselfers a unique method of fastening deck boards that leaves the fasteners virtually invisible.[JM1]
“With the warmer weather, deck building is ramping up. The new EB-TY Premium Hidden Deck-Fastening System produces not only a more visually appealing deck surface, but one that’s extremely strong and durable,” said Scott Park, Simpson Strong-Tie senior product manager.
EB-TY® Premium™ is the ideal fastening solution for ensuring structural durability without detracting from the beauty of a deck’s finished appearance, especially when working with high-end decking materials such as exotic hardwood, cedar and redwood. The biscuit-shaped fastener installs inside a slot cut in the narrow side of the deck boards, and is reinforced with a stainless-steel plate for enhanced holding power. The steel plate also prevents over-driving of the screw, and has angled screw holes that guarantee a direct connection of the decking to the joist. Along with this added strength, the fasteners also maintain the necessary flexibility to accommodate seasonal contraction and expansion of the deck boards. Combining this innovative design with the EB-GUIDE predrilling guide creates a system that not only has hidden strength, but is also precise and easy to install.
Each EB-TY Premium Hidden Deck-Fastening System kit includes:
- EB-TY Premium biscuits
- EB-GUIDE predrilling guide
- Type 305 or Type 316 #7 stainless-steel trim-head screws with black-painted heads
- One-eighth-inch (1/8″) impact driver–ready, quick-release drill bit
- T-15 6-lobe quick-release driver bit
- Ipê wood plugs
For detailed product information, including a step-by-step installation guide, visit strongtie.com/ebtypremium.