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First Aid for a Failing Deck First Aid for a Failing Deck Online Membership Required

Where Band-Aid solutions won’t work, you might be able to save the frame and make your deck safe again

Q & A: Repointing flagstone

Rejuvenating an Old PorchOnline Membership Required

PVC rails and fiberglass columns keep the look classic and the maintenance minimal

The Care and Feeding of Wooden Decks
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The Care and Feeding of Wooden Decks

Frequent cleaning and periodic refinishing are the best ways to ensure a long and happy life for these vulnerable creatures

Filling a cavity under a slab
Tip: Filling a cavity under a slab

Details for a Lasting DeckOnline Membership Required

Government scientists study outdoor structures and report on which details, fasteners and finishes hold up best

Q & A: Weatherproofing deck joists

Q & A: Shakey, swayey deck

Doubled joists cause leak
Tip: Doubled joists cause leak

Classical Style in a Porch AdditionOnline Membership Required

Tips from a restoration expert on deck construction, column building and weatherproof design

Double decking
Tip: Double decking

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