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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  • Preview Your Finish Options With Deck Visualizer

    Wolf Home Product's online Deck Visualizer allows customers to view different combinations of the company's decking and railing products.

  • Top 10 Safety Violations

    A lack of fall protection continues to top OSHA's list of most common safety violations on jobsites. In its annual report, OSHA also listed scaffolding, respiratory protection, and ladders among the agency's most pressing concerns for U.S. workers.

  • New Mileage Rates From IRS

    If you charge customers for job-related mileage, or include mileage deductions on your tax returns, you'll appreciate this heads up from the Internal Revenue Service. Beginning on January 1, the business rate went to 57.5 cents per mile, an increase of 1.5 cents over 2014 rates.

  • DCA 6 Update

    New provisions in the 2012 IRC lead to important changes in this popular deck design guide

  • 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.

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