OSHA Announces Hike in Fines
Under an interim rule, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will...
Your Deck Is Too High
A widow in Winnepeg, Canada, is fighting claims by the city that she owes $500 in...
High-End Deck Failures
High-end decks are just as likely to have construction defects as low-end decks
Deck Tension Tie
The new adjustable USP ADTT-TZ from MiTek is designed to resist lateral loads
How Neat Do Joist Hangers Need to Be
A framing crew left gaps between the seats on some hangers and the joist bottoms. Can they be shimmed or do they need to be reinstalled?
A Path to Safer Balconies
These tricky cantilevered structures demand careful framing and waterproofing details
Railings for Grade-Level Decks
Even when a guardrail is not required by code, build it as if it were
Coastal Deck Repairs
Property management companies and homeowners in Emerald Isle, N.C., have inspected...
Wood Treaters Under Pressure
Ground-contact PT lumber is becoming more widely available, thanks to the AWPA's new rules for treated lumber. But the industry is divided on how the new rules apply to deck framing.
Tougher Rules for Treated Wood
New treated wood industry standards may require "Ground Contact" rated lumber even...