March-April 2013 Table of Contents

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Installing Pavers Installing Pavers

Proper preparation of the subsoil, base, and bedding layers will keep a hardscape looking great for years Read more

Upgrade to a Tiered Fascia Upgrade to a Tiered Fascia

For looks and longevity, use three layers of trim capped with a picture-frame decking border Read more

Joist Layout for Stronger Decks Joist Layout for Stronger Decks

Consider span, spacing, and depth to build beyond code for a small upcharge Read more

Doubled Joist Prevents Cracked Decking Reader Tips Doubled Joist Prevents Cracked Decking

Builder Ben Roberson advises doubling up the joists beneath butt joints between composite deck boards Read more

Q&A Working With a Landscape Company

Building relationships with local landscapers can improve your product and bring in new business Read more

Trex Transcend Tiki Torch Trex Transcend Tiki Torch

Grooved and square-edge planks come in the new color, as well as matching fascia Read more

TimberTech Terrain Capped Composite Decking Products TimberTech Terrain Capped Composite Decking

A scalloped underside helps keep the price lower Read more

Pressure-Treated Pine From Universal Forest Products Products Pressure-Treated Pine From Universal Forest Products

ProWood line includes dimensional lumber, decking, railing, and fencing Read more

Kichler Lighting TaskWork LEDs Products Kichler Lighting TaskWork LEDs

These low-voltage lights come in a version for outdoor installations Read more

Creating a Customer Satisfaction Survey Deck Ledger Creating a Customer Satisfaction Survey

Find out what your company is doing right, and fix what it's doing wrong Read more

Stone Skirt Trims Out the Deck Day's End Stone Skirt Trims Out the Deck

Vents provide air circulation for the ipe decking Read more

Editor's Letter Making It to the Bell

Five-year PDB editor Andy Engel says goodbye Read more

A Deck Builder's Tool Kit A Deck Builder's Tool Kit

These specialized tools boost productivity and quality. Read more

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