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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.
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Eb Ty is the world's leading hidden deck fastening system. Eb Ty is the world's leading hidden deck fastening system.

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

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EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY® Hidden Deck FastenersTM make installation easy. They help you install beautiful decking without splinters, nail holes or visible fasteners — above or below the deck. The dark color of the ultra-violet resistant polypropylene fasteners blends with the shadow of the joints.

You do all work from above, so your deck can be as close to the ground as you want to make it. EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners automatically set even 3/32" or 1/4" spacing between deck boards and ensure that all deck boards are at a level, uniform height. You need only one EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fastener and one screw wherever a deck board intersects with a joist.

Getting Started

Review the installation instructions provided by the lumber supplier and / or producer prior to installing the EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fastening systems.

The EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fastening systems have been designed to accommodate special board spacing and board thickness. To ensure top quality results, moisture in deck boards should reach appropriate moisture level of the surroundings prior to installation.

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Unsure of how many fasteners to buy? Use our easy calculator to determine how many EB TY hidden deck fasteners you need.

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3.5" boards
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w/12" on center joists
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w/16" on center joists
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w/24" on center joists
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5.5" boards
w/24" on center joists
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Installing the First Board

  • Apply a bead of exterior construction adhesive to each joist, approximately 3/8" in width.
  • Fasten one side of the first deck board using screws and plugs.
  • Use a 1/8" drill bit with a 3/8" countersink.
  • Drive in a #7 X 2-1/4" stainless trim-head screw at each joist of the first deck board.


  • Carefully remove any part of the wood plug that protrudes, using a small saw or belt sander.
  • Cut a slot (or kerf) in deck board at each joist and deck board intersection using a 1/8" router bit or plate joiner (biscuit cutter #20).


Note: Adjust router or plate joiner (biscuit cutter) height so that the bottom edge of the EB-TY fastener is flush with the bottom of the deck board.

Note: If using pre-grooved decking no slot or (kerf) cut is necessary.


  • Place EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners in the slots at each joist.




Don't over tighten screws, just tighten snug to the EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners.

Note: Drill an angled 1/8" pilot hole for each screw when installing hardwood decking to avoid splintering and to ensure that the decking is pulled tight to the joist.


Installing Additional Deck Boards

  • Apply a bead of exterior construction adhesive to each joist, approximately 3/8" in width.
  • Cut a slot at each intersection with joist on each side of the next board. Do this in a production-like manner to maximize your efficiency and save time.
  • Place the board so the slot slips over the exposed EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners. The fasteners will maintain uniform spacing between the deck boards.
Use a BoWrench® or a clamp to straighten boards if necessary.
  • Place EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners in the slot at each joist.
  • Install one #7 X 2-1/4" stainless trim-head screw in each fastener at a 45° angle.
  • Tighten snug to the EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners.
  • Repeat the above process until all decking are fastened with the exception of the final (outside) board.

Installing the Final Outside Board

  • Cut slots or kerfs only on the inside of the final board.
  • Place the board so the slots slip over the exposed EBComposite Decks look better with EbTy's hidden deck fastening system.TY fasteners.
  • Fasten using screws and plugs, following the same procedure as with the first board.
Eb Ty is the world's leading hidden deck fastening system.
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