DeckLok, manufactured by Screw Products, Inc., recently received an updated evaluation report ESR-2114 from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that DeckLok, a patented lateral anchor system continues to meet code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving DeckLok in construction projects under IRC and IBC 2006, 2009 and 2012 Safety Code requirements for both lateral pullout and rail post stability while using your current deck construction techniques and designs.
ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “Screw Products, Inc. can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”
ICC-ES thoroughly examined Screw Products, Inc. product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. Jim Miller, CEO of Screw Products, Inc. says: “DeckLok is revolutionizing the deck industry. This patented lateral anchor system strengthens the vulnerable connections between deck components by adding a bolted attachment at critical structural locations.”
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. ICCES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.