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Notching Guidelines

Most prescriptive guidelines for notching and drilling in framing members don't account for wet-service conditions. More

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Collapses Lead to Deck Inspections

A beachside community in North Carolina is teaming up with rental companies in the... More

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Inspections Prevent Tragedies

Older oceanfront decks are particularly vulnerable to structural problems because of salt corrosion of hardware and fasteners. More

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Cable Railing Caution

Children may be tempted to climb a railing system with horizontally-oriented... More

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Another Lousy Ledger Connection

A faulty connection between a deck ledger and the rim joist of a house was apparently to blame for a deck collapse in East Springfield, Mo., at the end of August. Seven people, including the two homeowners who had lived in the house for only a month, were hurt. More

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Trex, Azek Claim Top Honors

Both Trex and Azek had something to crow about in the 2015 brand use survey by... More

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A Tale of Woe in New Jersey

Customer relations are important. A New Jersey family signed a $25,850 contract... More

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Second Deck Collapses in North Carolina Resort

A deck on a seaside home in North Carolina collapsed, causing minor injuries among... More

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A Deck That Doubles as a Pool

For about $1 million, an Israeli engineering company will be happy to install a... More

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Attaching a Deck to Cantilevered Joists

If you can't attach a ledger to a rim joist on a cantilevered floor, how can you... More

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