A Deck Built to Fail

Flashing, fastening, framing - you name it, it needed to be fixed

Unfortunately, the new deck didn't meet code; in fact, it looked like someone had been trying to build a deck that violated every typical code requirement, starting at the foundation and continuing up from there.


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  • Record Exports of Southern Pine

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports exports of southern pine hit roughly 44 million board feet this past August, an increase of 20% over the same period a year ago. In all, exports for the first eight months of the year were 22% higher than a year earlier.

  • Forecasts See Growing Decking Market

    The demand for decking in the U.S. will rise 2.4% per year for the next three years to a total of 3.5 billion lineal feet, according to forecasts from market analysts at Freedonia. The report attributes the trend to more residential construction, and continued investing by homeowners in decks and...

  • Fiberon Expands California Distribution

    Fiberon Decking is teaming up with wholesale distributor Taiga Building Products to expand Fiberon's access to the California market. The company says the move will mean a strong presence, especially in the northern part of the state.

  • Advertisers, Take Note

    Nothing gets by PDB readers

  • Testing Single Posts vs. Railing Assemblies

    The president of a post-anchor manufacturing company weighs in on load testing of guardrail posts and assemblies

  • Deck-Con Deck to House Connection Kit

    1,500-pound-rated connectors attach completely from outside the house

  • Attaching Posts to 2x6 Framing

    A PDB author responds to a reader's question about blocking details for guardrail post kits

  • Keen Tacoma 6-Inch Work Boots

    The hiker-style boot keeps feet comfortable on wet, cold, or hot jobsites

  • Another Option for Fire-Resistant Decks

    Some pedestrian traffic coatings qualify as Class A, 1-hour fire-rated roof coverings. An installer advocates for their use on decks in a Wildland Urban Interface.

  • Railing Collapse Leads to Big Settlement

    A Staten Island, N.Y., woman who was injured when a deck railing gave way has reached a $400,000 settlement with the property owner. The 55-year-old woman suffered neck, back, and knee injuries.

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