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Concrete Decks for Coastal Homes

Elevated concrete slabs formed with the help of structural steel panels are a good choice for wet and windy marine environments

Installing a Patio Cover

Add value and useful living space to a deck with an aluminum-framed enclosure topped by acrylic panels

Faster Deck Piers

Pin-pile deck footings promise quick installation in the right soils

 
 
 

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The Magazine

May

In this issue: Installing A Patio Cover — Stormproof Coastal Decks — Alternative Footings

 

In this Issue

  • Dressing Up Support Posts

    Even though 6x6 support posts are structurally adequate for most decks, they can look jarringly unfinished as well as skinny and out of...

  • Faster Deck Piers

    Pin-pile deck footings promise quick installation in the right soils

  • Installing a Patio Cover

    Add value and useful living space to a deck with an aluminum-framed enclosure topped by acrylic panels

 
 
 
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