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Video-Series Preview: How to Build Deck and Shed Foundations

Video-Series Preview: How to Build Deck and Shed Foundations

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Learn reliable, time-saving techniques for getting your deck or shed project on level, solid ground in these free video episodes on building pier and block foundations

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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How to Level Up Concrete Piers?

How to Level Up Concrete Piers?

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A rushed job results in piers with uneven tops, and now the builder wonders how to proceed: level the tops before setting his posts or pull out the piers and start again.

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The Rotten old front porch has gotta go! Has anybody used helical steel screw pile/piers?

The Rotten old front porch has gotta go! Has anybody used helical steel screw pile/piers?

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I have a 1922 house with a 1922 porch with dry rot in the floor and one of the walls. The covering is fine and will stay. No building permit required as long as i do not change the footprint. I am...

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Keauhou mauka replacement deck

Keauhou mauka replacement deck

The finished replacement utility area/garden deck.  Note new, ABS plastic drain vent on wall behind reinstalled utility sink.  New, capped hollow tile wall protects deck and serves as low...

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Double Decker

Double Decker

The upper balcony was falling off of the house, and the downstairs bedroom had only a window to the outside.   We designed and built a deck that is twice the square footage of the...

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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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Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

After our house was featured in Fine Homebuilding (February) we've had requests to see our floor plan. For those interested this page shows the working plan - minus dimensions & notes - from...

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Covered Deck

Covered Deck

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I built this deck on our house during the summer of 2008.  I had help from family and friends, but the bulk of the work was done on my own.  The framing for the deck is pressuretreated...

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