Predictably, our climate causes a lot of water-related problems, making good flashing details paramount to the longevity of decks and the houses they are attached to.
There's not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the contractors involved in the construction and maintenance of the Berkeley balcony that collapsed and killed or injured 13 people last year, but they still face civil suits.
This collapsing gel adhesive is applied with a gun or through a straw like spray foam insulation, and can be used to glue decking to joists.
If you can't attach a ledger to a rim joist on a cantilevered floor, how can you build a deck on a raised ranch?
Tragedies can be prevented with attention to water management and flashing
A new PVC collar protects rail posts from moisture in the Trex RainEscape under-deck drainage system
Twenty-two finishes were applied to six different types of wood decking - here's what we learned at the midpoint of our testing.
A New England contractor gives a classic front entry a facelift by replacing the failing wood millwork with composite columns and PVC trim
Azek's composite pavers stand up to ground contact, but are light enough to use on a roof
When it comes to tropical hardwoods, forget everything you thought you knew about deck finishes
Even when a guardrail is not required by code, build it as if it were
While not required by code, deck framing and metal hardware that is primed and painted prior to installation will be better protected from rot and corrosion
EverNew deck planks from CertainTeed have a non-slip raised-ridge surface
Kleer 2x PVC boards and sheets are manufactured in 2-by lumber dimensions
No crimping tools needed
Kits for Fairway Building Products' Slimline railing come in 36-inch and 42-inch heights
The new 2-inch fastener works with Starborn's Pro Plug System
Keeping track of nail sizes just got easier
The fast-acting, two component material expands to hold fence posts and light poles solidly in place
The new addition is designed for use with redwood decking
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