November 14, 2015
Spacing deck facia on wood strips avoids conflicts with bolt heads.
Shiny new deck rails can get scuffed during installation. Here's how to buff a scuff and the railing look like new.
November 12, 2015
Why rehabbing a deck often means tearing it to the ground first
November 5, 2015
Starborn adapts their SmartBit system and specially designed screws to make PVC and composite deck facia board installation easy and attractive while permitting the boards to expand and contract freely.
October 29, 2015
A cautionary tale of three post bases that look very similar, but which perform very differently.
October 22, 2015
How many stair risers trigger the handrail requirement? 2, 3, 4 or more? And when might you be required to install a guardrail but not need a handrail?
October 15, 2015
Retrofitting decks with lateral load connections is made simple with new code detail and hardware.
October 8, 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.…
September 28, 2015
Sanding a deck prior to finishing has some advantages over using chemical cleaners and a pressure washer.
Eleven major deck-building sins to avoid.
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