March-April 2012 Table of Contents

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Competing in the New Economy Competing in the New Economy

To stay profitable, downsize and trim costs where you can. Read more

Deck Makes a Lasting Impression DAY'S END Deck Makes a Lasting Impression

Glass balusters offer an unobstructed view Read more

EDITOR'S LETTER Get the Facts Before You React

Taking the time to research a situation can keep you from making an irreparable mistake Read more

Finishes for Wood Decks Finishes for Wood Decks

Environmental regulations and homeowner preferences are driving product innovation. Read more

DECK LEDGER Ins and Outs of Mechanic's Liens

Ins and outs of mechanic’s liens Read more

LETTERS Flame Spread; New Decking; NADRA Class; Tile

Another deck product with class A rating; synthetic-decking brand omitted from article; tiling decks; deck-builder certification; more Read more

Be Cautious With Small-Business Credit Cards DECKING NEWS Be Cautious With Small-Business Credit Cards

Design values to change; small-business credit card warning; insurance lawsuit; more Read more

Concrete-free Pavers Concrete-free Pavers

Azek's Vast composite pavers are more durable and scratch-resistant than concrete. Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER How to Hire the Right Person Every Time

A good job description and thoughtful interview questions help you find the best candidates Read more

Rustic Is in the Details Rustic Is in the Details

Careful craftsmanship and the right materials create an old-style hand-hewn look. Read more

Decking Fasteners and the Jobs They Do STRUCTURE Decking Fasteners and the Jobs They Do

Deck fasteners and the jobs they do Read more

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