Structure

Flooring an L-Shaped Porch
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Flooring an L-Shaped Porch

What’s the best way to frame a T&G fir floor on an L-shaped porch to get... More

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Another Deck Failure

NADRA is sending the wrong message to homeowners when it warns the public about an alarming increase in deck failures More

Less Talking, More Doing
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Less Talking, More Doing

Making decks safer is a better strategy for the deck building industry than... More

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2013 Product Review: Editor's Choice

The editor singles out four outstanding products from all those reviewed in PDB in 2013 More

Buzon Adjustable Screwjack Pedestals
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Buzon Adjustable Screwjack Pedestals

Made from 80% recycled polypropylene, these pedestals are designed to support... More

Deck Collapse While Showing House Ruins Realtor's Day
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Deck Collapse While Showing House Ruins Realtor's Day

For a New Jersey real estate agent, a residential deck failure came at the worst... More

Deck Skylights
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Deck Skylights

Structural glass panels can be installed in a deck to bring daylight to the area... More

Connecting Posts to Shallow Joists
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Connecting Posts to Shallow Joists

It may be easier to connect the posts to the wall or roof structure than to... More

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Deck Lateral Loads the Truth Revealed Deck Lateral Loads the Truth Revealed

New testing reveals that lag-screw connected ledgers can resist lateral loads without hold down anchors. This video uncovers the past, present and future of lateral loads for decks in the International Residential Code. More

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Lateral Bracing Alternatives
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Lateral Bracing Alternatives

Anchoring decks to the foundation rather than to the interior framing simplifies a... More

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