Keeping Water Out of Decks

Careful detailing of trouble spots ensures longevity

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.

 

Moisture Management

Finishes

  • Pavers for Rooftop Decks

    Azek's composite pavers stand up to ground contact, but are light enough to use on a roof

     
  • Ipe Decking Finishes

    When it comes to tropical hardwoods, forget everything you thought you knew about deck finishes

     
  • Getting Into Hardscaping

    Expand your deck business by partnering with a patio contractor

     
  • Deck Maintenance Programs

    After installing a tropical hardwood deck, a savvy deckbuilder should make finishing and maintaining it a top priority.

     
 

All Decking & Railing Articles


  • Outlast Q8 Log Oil

    Use it on wood decking or end cuts to control mold and insect damage

     
  • Tile Decks

    Grout-free track system installs on standard deck framing

     
  • Express PVC Railing Kits

    All the components are packaged together in a box

     
  • Composite Decking Screw

    Simpson's DCU Composite screw comes in a variety of colors, in bulk or collated for Quik Drive systems

     
  • Craftsmanlike Gate

    A signature detail from a Greene and Greene home's garden gate inspires the design of a larger, driveway gate

     
  • Pavers for Rooftop Decks

    Azek's composite pavers stand up to ground contact, but are light enough to use on a roof

     
  • Thermally Modified Decking

    It's heat-treated to be rot-resistant and dimensionally stable, but how does it actually perform? Here are some reports from the field.

     
  • Foolproof Cable Railings

    Stainless steel cable is a versatile infill choice for wood, aluminum, and steel rail systems, but make sure the posts and rails are properly designed and installed to support the extra tension loads

     
  • Dressing Up Support Posts

    Even though 6x6 support posts are structurally adequate for most decks, they can look jarringly unfinished as well as skinny and out of proportion.

     
  • Easy-Erase Chalk Lines

    Not all chalk washes easily from composite decking

     
 
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