November 2013 Table of Contents

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Letters Too Much Engineering?

A building department requires geotechnical engineering for slight slopes Read more

Letter Better Communication With Building Officials

Building officials need to look at the whole project, not just one part at a time Read more

Letters More Cooperation Needed

A deck builder writes in that his building department required a soils engineer for a deck on a house more than 25 years old Read more

Smart-Bit Deck Screw Depth Setter TOOL KIT Smart-Bit Deck Screw Depth Setter

This accessory helps ensure your screw heads are flush with the decking surface Read more

Editor's Letter Too Many Decking Products to Choose From?

Sometimes, despite the existence of exciting new options like fused bamboo decking and railings integrated with low-voltage LEDs, budget and availability determine product choice Read more

Windows on Decks Day’s End Windows on Decks

Custom-made windows add whimsy to outdoor living areas Read more

Concrete Curbs for Fascia Readers’ Tips Concrete Curbs for Fascia

Pouring a concrete curb under the fascia protects it from water and weed whackers Read more

PrimeGuard MAX Screws PRODUCTS PrimeGuard MAX Screws

The stainless steel fasteners come with a lifetime warranty Read more

Fairway Building Products Structural Posts PRODUCTS Fairway Building Products Structural Posts

Inserts made of galvanized pipe attach to the deck's framing Read more

Duckback Products Superdeck Deck and Dock PRODUCTS Duckback Products Superdeck Deck and Dock

This elastomeric coating is designed to move with the wood to prevent peeling and cracking Read more

Stiletto Titanium 12-Ounce Framing Hammer TOOL KIT Stiletto Titanium 12-Ounce Framing Hammer

A hatchetlike claw makes this hammer a keeper for deck demolition Read more

Cantilevers in the 2015 Code Structure Cantilevers in the 2015 Code

Updated span tables for decking, joists, and beams clarify the requirements for cantilevering portions of a deck Read more

Shazeebo Shade Sails PRODUCTS Shazeebo Shade Sails

The rugged, UV-resistant cloth can be attached to a building or post with a variety of brackets Read more

What's New With Deck Railings What's New With Deck Railings

Quick installation and low maintenance are just two of the reasons to offer prefab deck rails to your clients Read more

Wood Decks That Last Wood Decks That Last

You can get great results with treated decking if you select, install, and maintain it properly Read more

Track Saws for Deck Builders Track Saws for Deck Builders

As good as you might think you are with a circular saw, you'll make quicker and more accurate deck cuts with a track saw Read more

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