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Notching Guidelines

Most prescriptive guidelines for notching and drilling in framing members don't account for wet-service conditions. More

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Inspections Prevent Tragedies

Older oceanfront decks are particularly vulnerable to structural problems because of salt corrosion of hardware and fasteners. More

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Efficient Deck Demolition

It isn't glamorous work, but your crew can do it quickly and profitably with a... More

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Deck Collapse in Missouri

A deck on the back of a Cape Girardeau, Mo., home collapsed after the ledger... More

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Rot Causes Deck Failure

Five people were hurt when a deck in Howard County, Md., collapsed on July 21. The... More

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Carpenters Hurt in Deck Collapse

Three carpenters were injured earlier this month when a third-floor deck they were... More

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Deck Collapse Injures 26

Some two dozen members of an extended family were hurt over the 4th of July... More

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Bad Deck-Ledger Behavior?

A reader questions whether a point load on a deck ledger can actually cause a catastrophic failure of the ledger More

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Nova Scotia Deck collapse leads to injuries

Emergency personnel were called to a home on Brazil Lake in Nova Scotia, on Friday... More

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Deck Collapse

A deck collapse in a Chicago suburb over the Memorial Day holiday pitched seven... More

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