Fasteners and connections
The various components that make up the elements of a structure—whether a lumber deck, a pergola, railings, or the liner of a pool—require connecting. To do that, you may use flexible or rigid fixings, or you can use hinges. There are two basic types of fastening:
Positional fastenings, which hold components together and comprise:
Loadbearing fastenings, such as anchor points or base plates, which transfer a load from, for example, a post to a foundation or from a ...