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Building a Deck on Grade

Helical piers and a trenched beam provide solid support for a curved ground-level...

The Great Stain Shoot-Out: The Sequel

Two-dozen finishes were applied to six different types of wood decking—here’s what...

Waterproof Decking

Create cost-effective dry space underneath your decks with this new breed of decking

Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim

It won’t rot, split, or swell due to moisture, making PVC a near-perfect exterior...

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Backyard Living in a New Jersey Brownstone

A small urban backyard gains valuable outdoor living space thanks to a pedestal-supported rooftop deck More

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Festool Buys SawStop

German tool company acquires US manufacturer of saws with flesh-sensing technology

Repairing Peeling Behr DeckOver

A Wapo reader painted their wood deck with Behr's DeckOver in the spring of 2016....

Working Safely in Hot Weather

Water, shade, and readiness are the keys

Privacy Panels

A barn-door entry gate framed in timber and punctuated by copper panels separates...

Montana Deck Collapse Injures Dozens, Five Critically

A second-story deck on a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a...

Trump's Labor Department Pulls Obama-Era Guidance on Independent Subs

The Department of Labor has withdrawn informal guidance on companies' use of...

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Treating Cuts in PT

Trimming PT joists to length, drilling bolt holes, or cutting kerfs in a rim joist... More

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Attaching a Deck to a Superinsulated Fat Wall

Specialized standoff hardware helps maintain an airtight envelope More

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