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  • Anti-Social Media

    Readers who don't want to register with a social media platform can still submit comments, either by email or by starting a discussion on the PDB Forums

     
  • Fire-Resistant Decks

    Using the right decking material makes a big difference in areas prone to wild fires

     
  • Lowe's Busted for Selling 'Undersized' Dimensional Lumber

    Californians who are a little fuzzy on the size of a 2x4 or 2x6 can expect some guidance, thanks to a recent ruling by the state's Superior Court. Lowe's has agreed to a $1.6 million civil settlement that requires the big-box retailer to post both actual and nominal measurements of its dimensional...

     
  • Nail Gun Safety

    Pneumatic nail guns are involved in 40,000 injuries a year that require emergency room treatment, and they are the most common cause of tool-related hospitalization among construction workers. But there is a way of reducing those numbers, according to a Duke University Medical Center professor.

     
  • Fypon Woodgrain Structural Columns

    Steel-reinforced polyurethane holds up better than wood to insects and moisture

     
  • Insect Shield Bug-Repellant Work Apparel

    Shirts, socks, caps, and more keep pests away even after repeated washing

     
  • Clear Estimates Speeds Estimating Process

    Get your summer and fall backlog all lined up with this quick and easy estimating software.

     
  • WordPress Websites

    WordPress is a useful tool that allows non-pros to create a website and optimize it for both desktop computers and mobile devices

     
  • Another Deck Failure

    NADRA is sending the wrong message to homeowners when it warns the public about an alarming increase in deck failures

     
  • Less Talking, More Doing

    Making decks safer is a better strategy for the deck building industry than scaring homeowners with deck collapse statistics

     
 
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