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TimberSil Decking

TimberSil Decking

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Heard of TimberSil? Wondered how it's different than ordinary pressure treated lumber? Mike Guertin tried it out on a 900 sf deck last year and reports on what it is, how it handles and the upsides and downsides.

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Ipe Deck Installation Leads to Lessons Learned

Ipe Deck Installation Leads to Lessons Learned

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Simple tips to make your Ipé deck installation safer and faster.

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2009 Deck Code Changes - Pay Attention!

2009 Deck Code Changes - Pay Attention!

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The 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) has a number of big changes when it comes to framing decks. If your state, county or town will be adopting the ’09 IRC you’d better take a look at a copy of the code before you get a code violation.

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How to Set  Deck and Shed Footings with Plastic Piers

How to Set Deck and Shed Footings with Plastic Piers

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Plastic piers require no concrete or cinder blocks, and they can handle a load of 10,000 lb. as soon as the hole is backfilled.

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