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Find out why Eb-Ty's award-winning hidden deck fasteners are the choice of contractors and homeowners alike.
Eb-Ty makes an award-winning hidden deck fastener.
Why use a screw when EbTy's hidden deck fastners are easy and make for a clean, splinter-free decking surface.
IPE composite decking material is no issue for Eb Ty's deck fasteners.
A good deck fastening system can make your deck safer, more beautiful and longer lasting.
Hidden deck fasteners and Trex products make for a beautiful deck.
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Composite deck materials won't crack when you use EbTy deck fasteners.
Ipe decking, composite decking, plastic, and wood decks are no problem for ebty hidden deck fasteners.
IPE clips are round, but EbTy's biscuit shape is just like the biscuits used in wood joinery.
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IPE clips are round, but EbTy's biscuit shape is just like the biscuits used in wood joinery.
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Ipe decking, composite decking, plastic, and wood decks are no problem for ebty hidden deck fasteners.
Hanley Wood's Most Valuable Product Award 2005 given to EbTy.
Ipe decking, composite decking, plastic, and wood decks are no problem for ebty hidden deck fasteners.
Eb-Ty is an award winning design for hidden deck fasteners.
EbTy is a member of NADRA, the North American Deck and Railing Association.
Eb Ty is the world's leading hidden deck fastening system. Eb Ty is the world's leading hidden deck fastening system.

EBThe deck fastening system you choose can make the difference in the longevity and beauty of your deck.TY® Hidden Deck Fasteners FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions regarding EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY® Hidden Deck FastenersTM

The following helpful hints are answers to questions most frequently asked by our customers. If you do not see the answer to your particular question, please contact your building material supplier, contractor, or architect, email us or call us at 1-800-GET-EBTY (1-800-438-3289) if you require more specific information.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why Build a Deck?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why did you invent the EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why use EB-TY hidden deck fasteners instead of screws and nails to build a deck?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Do EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners work with all kinds of wood and composites?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why do you use the phrase "Anytime is Deck TimeTM"?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Are your EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fastener durable?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Are EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY products guaranteed?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Are EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY® Hidden Deck Fasteners easy to install?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Are EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners time-consuming to use?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
What about cost? Aren't EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners more expensive than others on the market?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How can I buy EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
What size boarding — in terms of length and width — works best for EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY installation?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
What kind of ventilation system must a deck have for EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners to work best?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How can I have a lumber yard pre-groove my decking material to accept EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How many EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners are needed for a square foot of decking?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How do I install end-to-end boards (butt joints)?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How can I replace a previously installed EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY deck board?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why is construction adhesive needed?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.

Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why Build a Deck?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Decks have become one of the most important features of American homes today. More and more people are coming to realize that having a deck enhances the value of their home. We're all busy these days, and we view our home as a safe haven, a place where we can enjoy relaxing times with our family and friends. Decks are an easy and convenient way to extend your living space. They help put us in touch with Nature, and bring fresh air and sunshine into our lives.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why did you invent the EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
For more than 25 years, our family has been building top-quality homes. We are interested in the aesthetics of deck design - and so are our customers. So we wanted a way to create beautiful decks with precise, straight lines, which are extremely difficult to achieve with nails and screws. In 1997, we developed a solution, the EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners which can be used with any type of decking material creating a beautiful, long-lasting deck surface free of screws or nails.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why use EB-TY hidden deck fasteners instead of screws and nails to build a deck?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
For one thing, using screws and nails often results in splinters, gouges, hammer damage and holes. Also, not only do screws and nails eventually rust, they also allow moisture to seep into the wood, leading to water damage. In contrast, our deck fasteners can't rust, cannot damage the deck boards and actually enhance the beauty, long life and safety of the deck: They don't pop up like screws and nails do. That's good news for people who love to be barefoot when they're outside, enjoying their deck.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Do EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners work with all kinds of wood and composites?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Absolutely. Our award winning, leading-edge Hidden Deck Fasteners work with any kind of wood or composite you choose for your deck.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
See our product chart.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why do you use the phrase "Anytime is Deck TimeTM"?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
We think that no matter what time of the year it is, any time is a good time to enjoy your deck. Decks aren't only for summertime fun. Even in the middle of winter, people grill dinner on their decks. So no matter what time of the year it is, your deck will enrich your lifestyle morning, noon and night.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Are your EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fastener durable?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Our fasteners are the most reliable, long-lasting fasteners on the market. They are manufactured in the United States and made of ultra-violet resistant polypropylene. They can't rust, and they're guaranteed to last 100 years under normal use.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Are EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY products guaranteed?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners are guaranteed to last 100 years with normal use.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Are EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY® Hidden Deck Fasteners easy to install?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Yes. In fact, customers have told us our hidden deck fasteners are easier to use than others because they can be installed by one person. And they are always installed from above, so they're ideal for decks that are low to the ground.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
See our installation directions.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Are EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners time-consuming to use?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Our customer research shows that, once you've read the instructions and the boards are prepared, installation of our deck fasteners can be done efficiently and with no problems. EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY deck fasteners actually save time, in the long run, minimizing future repair needs since there are no nails or screws to allow moisture to seep in and cause damage or to pop up and cause splintering. As with all quality projects, building a beautiful and long-lasting deck is not achieved instantaneously.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
See our installation directions.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
What about cost? Aren't EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners more expensive than others on the market?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Our customers tell us EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners are the best value on the market. While our price may be a bit higher than those of some of our competitors, you'll see a payoff in your investment, in terms of the look of your deck, its ability to provide you and your family pleasure for years to come and the value it adds to your home. In addition, you will not have to spend money to redo your deck or pay to replace popped-up nails and screws or repair damage from moisture that has seeped in.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How can I buy EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
It's easy. Email us or call our toll-free number - 1-800-438-3289 - and we'll will tell you the easiest method of ordering them, depending on your location and needs.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
What size boarding — in terms of length and width — works best for EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY installation?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners work with any size decking material. Original Big EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners work especially well with thicker boards, such as 2"x4" and 2"x6", decking material. These larger fasteners are ideal for heavy-duty applications such as docks, boardwalks, etc.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY L.C. and L.C. Jr. "Live Cylinder" 1/4" Hidden Deck Fasteners are for use with kiln-dried decking and other composites that expand as moisture level increases with temperature increases. Please click here to see which products will work best with your deck material.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
What kind of ventilation system must a deck have for EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners to work best?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Allow air to flow freely through the skirting, as well as below the deck. Ventilation is essential for a deck's long-term stability. Lack of ventilation prevents the quick evaporation of water draining through your deck, creating a constant source of moisture on the back of the deck boards. Moisture can lead to cupping with some brands of decking.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How can I have a lumber yard pre-groove my decking material to accept EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
It's simple. Just print out the schematic below and bring it to your lumber yard. They'll use it to set their routers to create perfect, pre-grooved decking material.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Hidden Deck Fastener Schematic for Groove Cutting

Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How many EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden Deck Fasteners are needed for a square foot of decking?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Just enter the number of square feet in your deck for the appropriate board size and we will calculate how many fasteners you need.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
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Total Number
of Fasteners
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3.5" boards
w/12" on center joists
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5.5" boards
w/12" on center joists
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3.5" boards
w/16" on center joists
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5.5" boards
w/16" on center joists
0
3.5" boards
w/24" on center joists
0
5.5" boards
w/24" on center joists
0

Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
How do I install end-to-end boards (butt joints)?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
When installing end-to-end boards, commonly called "butt joints," follow these tips:
  • Cut the spacer (keel) off the bottom of the EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fastener (thereby making it a conventional biscuit).
  • Make a biscuit cut at the ends of both deck boards.
  • Slip the modified EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY into the biscuit cut, thus creating a continuous board with the joint centered over the joist (do not install screws).
  • Install the same as you would any other continuous board. (Should you need more joist space, you can sister the joist.)
How can I replace a previously installed EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY deck board?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Fasten the opposite side of the new board using screws and plugs at each joist.To replace a board that has been previously installed with EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY Hidden-Deck Fasteners, use a reciprocating saw to cut all the EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners along the side of the board that is farthest from your house or building. Now carefully pry out the board, working from the side on which you cut the fasteners.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Use a 1/8" router bit or plate joiner (biscuit cutter) to cut slots (kerfs) at each joist on the side of your new deck board closest to your house or building. Now install the new board, sliding the slots over the existing exposed EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners. Fasten the opposite side of the new board using screws and plugs at each joist. Use a 1/8" drill bit with a 3/8" countersink. Drive in a #7 x 2-1/4" stainless trim-head screw.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Why is construction adhesive needed?
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Construction adhesive acts as an insulator, helping eliminate squeaking and creaking after your deck boards have settled, so your deck will sound solid years after installation. Depending on which exterior construction adhesive is required for your climate area, the adhesive also provides additional holding power.
Hidden deck fastening systems enhanse the beauty and durability of your deck.
Eb Ty is the world's leading hidden deck fastening system.
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