Simpson Strong-Tie will collapse a deck, demonstrate Quik Drive auto-feed screw driving systems and highlight its new lines of Strong-Drive structural fasteners and Deck-Drive screws at the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo in Baltimore, Oct 22-24, booths 1601 and 1801.

Here are descriptions of some of the Simpson Strong-Tie products and demonstrations that will be showcased:

Deck Collapse Demonstration

Every year, people across the country are seriously injured by unexpected deck failures. Most of these failures are preventable. To help raise awareness about the importance of deck safety and code-compliant construction, Simpson Strong-Tie will demonstrate a live deck collapse both days at 1 p.m. DeckExpo attendees are invited to visit Simpson Strong-Tie booth 1801 to witness the collapse. At the same time, they will learn about the common causes of deck failure and the critical connections in building a safe, code-compliant deck.

Quik Drive Systems Demonstration

Quik Drive auto-feed screw driving systems help save deck builders time and expense on jobsites every day. The tools are easy to use, durable and come with an extension that enables stand-up-and-drive fastening. Featuring quick-loading screw strips, precise countersink adjustment and a patented auto-advance mechanism, they are designed to be fast, reliable and more cost-effective than traditional nail guns. The Quik Drive PRO300S Decking System comes with a decking nose attachment that centers screws on the joist and in a straight line. Simpson Strong-Tie representatives will be demonstrating the systems at booth 1601 throughout DeckExpo.

Strong-Drive Structural Fasteners

Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Drive structural screws provide deck builders with safe, high-strength alternatives to through-bolting and traditional lag screws. The low-profile Strong-Drive SDWS TIMBER screw requires no pre-drilling and is designed for attaching deck ledgers. It offers higher loads than alternative lag solutions, which means up to 40 percent fewer screws. The Strong-Drive SDWH TIMBER-HEX stainless steel screw requires no pre-drilling, offers high loads and is easier to drive than comparable fasteners. It is made of Type 316 stainless steel, providing the highest level of corrosion resistance, and it can be used in ledger applications.

Deck-Drive Premium Fasteners

This new line of premium outdoor wood screws offers superior performance for decking projects. Deck-Drive screws are designed for professional deck builders by offering unique features to speed installation. Whether the project calls for wood decking, premium composite or exotic hardwoods, these fasteners are designed to install faster and cleaner, which results in labor savings for contractors.

For more information about these and other deck products and to download the Deck Connection and Fastening Guide, visit the Deck Center web page at