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How Long Will Your Deck Last?

If your deck’s frame was built properly, it should last decades. But what about... More

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Updated Deck Connection and Fastening Guide Now Available

Simpson Strong-Tie's Deck Connection and Fastening Guide 2017 has been updated to... More

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California Contractor Has License Revoked Over Fatal Berkeley Balcony Collapse

The Pleasanton, Calif., firm that served as general contractor for the... More

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IPE Deck Over Concrete Balcony

A new forum member wants to resurface a raised concrete balcony with ipe decking,... More

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18 Injured in Two Deck Collapses

Six people were injured when a second-story deck collapsed in Surgoinsville, Tenn.... More

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Treating Cuts in PT

Trimming PT joists to length, drilling bolt holes, or cutting kerfs in a rim joist... More

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A Deck Screw Jig That Guarantees Perfect Fastener Placement

Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards come from a system... More

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An Arts & Crafts Porch

In what the builder describes as a 'fusion of Asian and Arts and Crafts influences... More

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Why Treated Wood?

Or, would it be better to ask, Why Not Treated Wood? More

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