Decks offer homeowners a versatile way to customize their outdoor entertainment area. From a wide range of building materials to an even wider array of decorative amenities, the way we build—and rebuild—our decks are always evolving. Here’s a rundown of some of the latest deck-building products on the market. Impression Rail With […]
By Larry Walton I had been keeping this deck alive for several years with an occasional replacement board, some sanding,a little deck stain. I even trimmed the ends of a section of the cantilevered deck boards. But now the time had arrived to build a new deck. I started pulling off […]
By Mark Clement Why do I love building wood decks so much? I think it’s because a well-crafted deck is more than a box and some boards on the back of a house. A lot more. Because I’m a contractor and a carpenter, I find that decks are part layout, part site work, and […]
Quality treated wood and a hidden-fastener system give an old deck a facelift. When it came time to replace some rotted deck boards on a recent project, we chose to use high-quality, Above-Ground treated lumber and a hidden-fastener system to achieve a smooth nail-free surface that’s rot-resistant and friendly to bare feet. Here’s […]
Ecolife Stabilized Wood Real wood is the most sustainable, renewable and economical decking and fencing option you can use, and Viance offers improved wood treatment solutions that allow the beauty of real wood to shine through. Ecolife Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood is fully protected against termite attack and decay, and the proprietary treatment also […]
DIY Installation Advice The most widely used material for deck boards is treated lumber. There is, however, a right way and wrong way to install treated deck boards to achieve the best results. The experts at Wolmanized Wood offers the following tips to get the most from your material. During installation, […]
Pro Tips on Building a Code-Compliant Deck By Rob Robillard There are approximately 40 million decks in the United States, and only half of those are code-compliant. Deck safety is a real problem. Every year we hear about decks that collapse under the weight of people or snow load. Improperly built decks can be dangerous. […]
Build a patio with composite pavers in an interlocking grid system.