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Extend the Life of Your Support Posts
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Extend the Life of Your Support Posts

Protect the bottoms from water damage with this inexpensive trick. More

Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems
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Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems

With such a wide range of engineered wood products available, a prescriptive... More

Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation
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Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation

Four strategies for adding a deck to a home wrapped with a thick layer of foam More

Survey Finds Dealers Are Changing How They Stock Treated Wood
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Survey Finds Dealers Are Changing How They Stock Treated Wood

Dealers are sharply reducing the amount of treated stock rated for above-ground... More

NADRA's 2016 National Deck Competition
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NADRA's 2016 National Deck Competition

The deadline for entering the contest is at the end of the month More

OSHA Campaigns to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
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OSHA Campaigns to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

The agency urges employers to take simple steps to protect their employees from... More

11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses
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11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses

More than three dozen people gathered for a reunion plunge 10 feet when the deck... More

Three Ways to Design a Sophisticated Deck
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Three Ways to Design a Sophisticated Deck

To upgrade a backyard deck, focus on railing, lighting and landscaping More

Landscaping That Can Take the Heat
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Landscaping That Can Take the Heat

Higher temperatures are prompting buildings to turn to landscaping that can resist... More

Bench Seating for a Deck
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Bench Seating for a Deck

The backyard deck Jim Finlay was building was mostly at grade level, but one side... More

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