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  • A Tale of Woe in New Jersey

    Customer relations are important. A New Jersey family signed a $25,850 contract for a deck replacement last August, but the contractor managed to drag the job out until this summer when he was replaced with a new builder.

     
  • Second Deck Collapses in North Carolina Resort

    A deck on a seaside home in North Carolina collapsed, causing minor injuries among the nine people who were standing on it at the time. The collapse was in the same town where a deck failed over the July 4 holiday, injuring 16.

     
  • A Deck That Doubles as a Pool

    For about $1 million, an Israeli engineering company will be happy to install a pool in your backyard that can turn itself into a wood deck at the press of a button. The combination pool/deck is being marketed to wealthy residents who are cramped for backyard space and may need both deck and pool...

     
  • Outlast Q8 Log Oil

    Use it on wood decking or end cuts to control mold and insect damage

     
  • Tile Decks

    Grout-free track system installs on standard deck framing

     

Porches & Pergolas

  • Getting Into Hardscaping

    Expand your deck business by partnering with a patio contractor

     
  • Simpson Strong-Tie PPBZ Post Base

    This structural connector allows the posts supporting the roof framing to be installed before the slab is poured, without the need for temporary supports

     
  • Good Roof, Bad Stairs

    A short riser in a photo in an article on roofs catches a reader's attention

     
  • Making Porch Floorboards Last

    During many years as a restoration contractor, I bet I’ve replaced over a mile of rotten porch floorboards. Today’s fast-growth lumber has very little natural resistance to rot, so it’s vital that you completely seal the boards before they’re installed.

     
  • Designing Porch Roofs

    Shed roofs are easy to frame, but gable roofs offer more design options

     
  • Flooring an L-Shaped Porch

    What’s the best way to frame a T&G fir floor on an L-shaped porch to get sufficient slope for drainage in both directions?

     
 

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  • A Tale of Woe in New Jersey

    Customer relations are important. A New Jersey family signed a $25,850 contract for a deck replacement last August, but the contractor managed to drag the job out until this summer when he was replaced with a new builder.

     
  • Second Deck Collapses in North Carolina Resort

    A deck on a seaside home in North Carolina collapsed, causing minor injuries among the nine people who were standing on it at the time. The collapse was in the same town where a deck failed over the July 4 holiday, injuring 16.

     
  • A Deck That Doubles as a Pool

    For about $1 million, an Israeli engineering company will be happy to install a pool in your backyard that can turn itself into a wood deck at the press of a button. The combination pool/deck is being marketed to wealthy residents who are cramped for backyard space and may need both deck and pool...

     
  • Outlast Q8 Log Oil

    Use it on wood decking or end cuts to control mold and insect damage

     
  • Tile Decks

    Grout-free track system installs on standard deck framing

     
  • Express PVC Railing Kits

    All the components are packaged together in a box

     
  • Efficient Deck Demolition

    It isn't glamorous work, but your crew can do it quickly and profitably with a little planning and the right tools

     
  • Concrete Advice

    Sometimes the extra cost of equipment pays for itself in time saved and better results

     
  • Attaching a Deck to Cantilevered Joists

    If you can't attach a ledger to a rim joist on a cantilevered floor, how can you build a deck on a raised ranch?

     
  • Craftsmanlike Gate

    A signature detail from a Greene and Greene home's garden gate inspires the design of a larger, driveway gate

     
 
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