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Waterproof Decking Waterproof Decking

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

Wood Porch With a Tile Deck Wood Porch With a Tile Deck

A membrane installed between the tile and the substrate helps waterproof the...

Designing Outdoor Kitchens Designing Outdoor Kitchens

The grill is the main ingredient, but there’s a lot more to a successful recipe

Common Deck Stair Defects Common Deck Stair Defects

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your...

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Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim

It won’t rot, split, or swell due to moisture, making PVC a near-perfect exterior trim option for deck and porch builders More

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Four Ways to Keep Workers from Wrecking Your Company

Hire better, check up early and often, hand over responsibility gradually, and...

Oldcastle to Buy Composite Decking Manufacturer AERT

ChoiceDek, Moistureshield brands to join Olcastle Architectural's portfolio

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Southern Pine Prices Rising in 2017

From framing to structural panels, the price of lumber has increased in recent...

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Does Your Project Require a Landscape Designer?

Charles King Sadler, certified arborist and owner of King Garden Designs in New...

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Attaching a Deck to a Superinsulated Fat Wall
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Attaching a Deck to a Superinsulated Fat Wall

Specialized standoff hardware helps maintain an airtight envelope More

Washington State Raises Live Load Requirements for Decks
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Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor
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Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor

Unlike other glass ceilings, this one is strictly for shelter. It's supported by... More

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