Multi-Level Decks

Site-Built Deck Drainage
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Site-Built Deck Drainage

EPDM membrane makes an easy-to-install, cost-effective drain system to create dry... More

Nailed Ledger Led to Hartford Porch Collapse
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Nailed Ledger Led to Hartford Porch Collapse

A Hartford porch collapse that injured 32 Trinity College students was the result... More

Hartford Porch Collapse Injures 28 Students
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Hartford Porch Collapse Injures 28 Students

A multi-story porch collapsed during a house party near Trinity College in... More

Third-Floor Terraces Are the New Frontier
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Third-Floor Terraces Are the New Frontier

To combat soaring land costs, builders and architects look for innovative ways to... More

Three Ways to Design a Sophisticated Deck
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Three Ways to Design a Sophisticated Deck

To upgrade a backyard deck, focus on railing, lighting and landscaping More

Curve Appeal
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Curve Appeal

This redwood deck features a curved stair with a laminated handrail and vertical... More

Curved Deck on a Flood-Prone Riverbank
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Curved Deck on a Flood-Prone Riverbank

A unique multi-level structure is built to withstand 20-foot floods More

A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country
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A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country

A steel moment frame and plenty of lateral reinforcement were the keys to... More

Before and After Decks
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Before and After Decks

A photo essay showing how a new deck can give a house a whole new look More

Solo-Building a High-Rise Deck
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Solo-Building a High-Rise Deck

Working alone 23 feet off the ground takes planning, strength, and a crane. More

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