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Deck Building Donts

Deck Building Don'ts

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Eleven major deck-building sins to avoid.

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Poor Construction Leads to Another Collapsed Deck

Poor Construction Leads to Another Collapsed Deck

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I've been following news about deck collapses since 2007, and I've read dozens of stories related to the topic. In every single case I've seen, shoddy construction was the cause. This deck collapse...

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Cantilevered Balcony Safety

Cantilevered Balcony Safety

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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...

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Deck Building Blunders

Deck Building Blunders

An example of a bad deck footing detail, with information on how to build a deck safely.

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May is Deck Safety Month - Check Your Deck!

May is Deck Safety Month - Check Your Deck!

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Decks on the verge of falling down generally don’t look any different than safe decks. You have to take a close look in order to see if problems exist.

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