The Insta-footing 16x16 plates seem solid and do have hardware for posts. I think the paint job was kind of thin on my product and a second coat is needed but still in good condition even considering the shipping scratches and thin paint brush strokes..
The brackets are the real deal. I had to slightly remove some material for Clarence and the metal is very strong. I asked the tech support if this was structurally ok and were very knowledgeable. My only complaint was only one drill bit for 2 kits and the bit broke when pre drilling.Also, was 7 screws short- it would have been nice to throw in a couple extras. I didn’t think it was a big deal but Lowe’s didn’t not have a structural screws that were even close. Un common size and short length, only thing close was Simpson strong tie but they were slightly longer and under sized.No instructions!!!! Like how deep to countersink. I had to remove some cross braces and found some steel ones on Home Depot’s online website which look and are stronger than the wood ones I had to remove.
So far the joists seem ok, and I have peace of mind knowing they are there. So happy to get these from Nolan Structural products.
Ordering from Nolan was very easy and pickup was great. I had my baby with me and staff volunteered to carry the plate to my car. The quality of this product and ease of use made this project an easy one. I appreciate Nolan and their professionalism.