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Tyler Borders 05-22-2011 11:27 AM

Pergola - Strong Ties
I'm building a basic wood pergola over my back patio. I will be pouring concrete to extend the patio which I'll build the pergola over, so I can pour my corner footings rather than drilling into existing concrete.

I'm trying to figure out what is the best tie down for 6x6 corner posts. I found this catalogue from Simpson, and am wondering if anybody has done this before and has a recommendation?


vsheetz 05-22-2011 12:24 PM

I used the AB - drilled hole in the concrete and inserted expanding anchor bolt.

The biggie is to have athe spacer under the post to keep it from direct contact with the concrete, elevated from being in water, and to dry out throughly.

Millertyme 05-22-2011 01:32 PM

i agree on the AB's. That is what I always use for deck posts.

Tyler Borders 05-22-2011 02:25 PM

AB Tie
Thank you both. Is this true even if I pour my own footings and don't have to drill into pre-existing concrete? I'm just looking for the most structural support, and being that I will pour fresh I'm wondering if there's any difference.



Daniel Holzman 05-22-2011 02:54 PM

If you are pouring the footing new, you can use the Simpson model that attaches to the pier with the J bolt in the concrete. That's what I used for my 6x6 post attachments to the concrete footers for my deck.

Tyler Borders 05-22-2011 03:00 PM

Thanks, Daniel. Would that be this one?

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