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Building a Freestanding Deck

Solid Bracing and strong connections are the keys to a durable, bounce-free structure.

Under-Deck Drainage Roundup

A variety of products are now abailable to create a dry living space below the deck. Which one is right for your job?

Treated Wood Update

Today's treated wood is tough. But is it tough enough?


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  • Decorative Post Caps

    Here's a neat way to finish off the top of a deck post in a minimum amount of time. Kokille's Quick Caps, manufactured from cast aluminum...

  • Video on Building a Deck

    Fine Homebuilding magazine has produced a 10-part video series that details the construction of a grade-level deck on a house in...

  • Filling the Labor Gap

    Young people just entering the job market, the so-called Millennials, offer construction employers a way to beat looming labor shortages...

  • Deck Footings in a Hurry

    With no way to get heavy equipment around the back of a seaside house to dig holes for conventional concrete deck piers, Cape Cod, Mass....

  • With More Snow in the Forecast, Are Decks at Risk?

    Local building codes are designed so that decks can support typical snow loads. Here's how to figure out when excessive snow puts your deck...

  • OSHA and Your Safety Plan

    Your employee incentive plan might run afoul of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Law Review reports. One red...


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