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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  • CertainTeed Adds Rail Color

    CertainTeed is adding an almond hue to its line of EverNew Panorama composite railing. Almond is one of the company's most popular colors for siding and fencing, so the expansion of railing color options should make it easier for builders to coordinate building exteriors.

  • MoistureShield Expands Dealer Network

    MoistureShield composite decking should be easier to find in the Sunbelt and on the West Coast with the addition of 12 new distribution locations, the company says. They include outlets for Huttig Building Products, Blue Linx, Dixie Plywood and Lumber, Universal Forest Products, and Intermountain...

  • Latitudes Gets Longer Warranty

    Universal Forest Products says its Latitudes decking and railing now has an extended warranty covering the removal and replacement of defective material for the first five years. The existing 25-year structural and stain and fade warranties will continue to apply as well.

  • Outwater Updates Cable Rail Offerings

    Outwater Plastics Industries now offers three different cable diameters plus floor- and fascia-mounted posts in an updated line of cable railing products. Cable is available in 1/8-, 3/16-, and 1/4-inch-diameter type 316 stainless steel for both commercial and residential applications.

  • CertainTeed Expands Bufftech Line

    CertainTeed has added two colors to its Bufftech vinyl fencing line: a light, neutral color called Canyon Blend, and a darker earth tone called Timber Blend. The company says the new colors are popular with its vinyl siding customers and will help builders coordinate building exteriors.

  • TimberTech Gets a TV Spot

    TimberTech decking will get a plug from the home improvement program "A Taste of New York" later this spring. The show, which airs in April and May, features Farmingdale, N.Y., deck builder Steve Senzatimore.

  • Safety Glazing Near Hot Tubs Saves Lives

    Code requires safety glazing for any glass within 60 inches of the water's edge

  • Deck Collapse on Video

    Two dozen people were thrown to the ground after a deck collapsed in New Albany, Ind., just before Christmas, and the family hopes a video of the event will prod others to make sure their decks are in good condition. The builder and a homeowners association are being sued.

  • Deck Popularity on the Rise

    Outdoor living spaces will be a $5.7 billion business by 2016, with decking listed as one of the features requested most often by homebuyers. Demand for larger decks as well as decks with multiple tiers is growing, according to the report.

  • Azek Lawsuits Consolidated

    Three lawsuits alleging design and manufacturing defects in Azek PVC decking are being consolidated in New Jersey, Plastics News reports. Complaints charge that decking cracked, faded, and degraded shortly after installation.

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