When the size of a patio project is too large to DIY, it’s time to call the pros.
Chicago, Ill.—February 4, 2019 – AZEK Building Products, a division of The AZEK Company, debuted its newest ad campaign during the pro football championship last night. The company is in the midst of rethinking its brand under new leadership and the spot is step one in a re-branding strategy for the Chicago-based business. The first among a series of new […]
Get 10 carpenters in a room and you’ll probably get 10 ways to build and detail a pergola. However, when it comes to the pergola’s base—what our furniture and feet touch every time we enter the cross-hatched shadows of the posts, girders and rafters—it’s safe to say everybody in the pretend group will opt for a hardscape. Cementitious or blue […]
Above Ground or Ground Contact? That is the Big Question Chances are, if you step into just about any backyard in any part of the country, you will find something made with preserved wood. You are likely to see a deck, a raised bed garden, a picnic table, or a children’s playset – all probably built with preserved wood. These […]
By Matt Weber We’re all aware of the wonders of wood as a building material, but to preserve its natural good looks when used outdoors, it’s necessary to apply a stain/sealer to protect it from Mother Nature. From mold and ultraviolet rays to insect infestation and rot, the threats to wood are plentiful. Choosing the right sealant, prepping the wood […]
Give your Next Deck Project More Artistic Appeal By Matt Weber
Rescue an old wooden porch from the elements. By Clint C. Thomas, Esq.
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 […]