September-October 2012 Table of Contents

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Supporting a Deck With a Retaining Wall Supporting a Deck With a Retaining Wall

A stone-faced concrete-block wall joins a new deck to the backyard Read more

Structural Hardware for Framing Decks Structural Hardware for Framing Decks

Today's codes require specialized connections on decks, from footings to framing Read more

Occidental Leather Toolbelt Tool Kit Occidental Leather Toolbelt

Provides good access and the right amount of storage Read more

Grooved Deck Boards Facilitate Drainage READERS’ TIPS Grooved Deck Boards Facilitate Drainage

Stopped dadoes in the bottom of deck boards keep water from collecting on ledgers Read more

Structure Why Railings Have Withstand 500 Pounds When the IRC Says 200 Pounds

Discussion of 250 percent safety factor in guard rails Read more

Q&A Bracing Helical-Pile Decks

3 ways to provide lateral support Read more

Q&A Rights to Photos

What to do when you find out that someone is using your photos online without your permission Read more

DeckWise Portable Deck Squares DeckWise Portable Deck Squares

Hardwood tiles are easy to disassemble Read more

Duradek Ultra PVC Membrane Duradek Ultra PVC Membrane

60-mil vinyl made to handle foot traffic Read more

Use Properly Treated Wood in Ground Contact Use Properly Treated Wood in Ground Contact

Manufacturer differentiates between "ground contact" and "above ground" pressure treated lumber Read more

Lessons Learned in the Housing Market Crash

Atlanta deck builder discusses the effects of and choices forced by the bad economy Read more

Redwood Sauna and Bath House Day's End Redwood Sauna and Bath House

An Oregon deck builder highlights a few aspects of an unusual project Read more

We Don't Know What Causes Most Deck Collapses

Editor questions whether tighter codes will have an effect on the number of deck collapses Read more

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