Mike_Guertin, editorial advisor | October 8th, 2015
The IRC only permits ledgers to be spaced ½ in. away from the wall when using ½ in. through-bolts. Now there are avenues you can follow to use structural screws. Great news for new decks on old houses.
AndyEngel, senior editor | August 6th, 20154 comments
Recently, a cantilevered balcony collapsed in Berkeley, Calif., killing six people. The evident reason was wood rot, caused either by poor initial construction or by a lack of maintenance. An article...
BrianVandenBrink51, contributing photographer | July 31st, 20151 comment
What's better than relaxing by the sea and enjoying a summer day? This deck, cantilevered off the side of a remodeled cottage in Sorrento, Maine has the right stuff to do just that. The views overlooking Mount Desert Island in the distance provide the right background for this perfect little deck. Design by Priestly Associates, Architects of Rockport, Maine.
While some parts of the country enjoy pleasant weather all year or almost year round, many of us are just now seeing the snow melt completely. It's taken a long time, but is officially spring across...
BrianVandenBrink51, contributing photographer | February 27th, 20151 comment
With a view like this one overlooking San Francisco Bay you should be careful to take full advantage of what you've got. This homeowner did so by making this sun drenched deck cantilevered off the back of the house, right out over the water. Some built in seating and an inviting chaise lounge complete the picture. In fact this scene was so inviting that Coastal Living magazine used it as a cover shot!
RYagid, senior editor | February 9th, 20151 comment
When done incorrectly a landscape lighting system can be a household hazard. Fortunately, installing a system correctly isn’t hard. Here are the important details to consider and the one resource you must read before installing any landscape lighting system.