How To Remove Green Algae From A Wood Deck

How To Remove Green Algae From A Wood Deck

Green algae is an unsightly yet common eyesore that can build up on your deck over time. If your deck is looking green after a long summer of humid weather or winter snowfall, read on to learn the best ways to clean it off and prevent regrowth.  On This Page What Is Green Algae?Why It’s […]

How to Prepare Your Dock for Winter

How to Prepare Your Dock for Winter

Depending on where you live, winter can be rough – heavy snowstorms, wind, and ice are the norm for the majority of the northern hemisphere. For dock owners, the season can be particularly stressful – what’s the best way to protect your property this time of year? And what should you do with a floating […]

How to Measure Your Pilings for Piling Caps

How to Measure Your Pilings for Piling Caps

Piling caps can help extend the life of your pilings by reducing their exposure to the sun and elements and limiting the ability of water to pool on top of your piles, which can lead to rot. They’re essential for ensuring a durable, long-lasting dock, and they also help give your dock a finished look. […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Boat Dock Bumpers

A Beginner’s Guide to Boat Dock Bumpers

Boat dock bumpers are a marine accessory that should not be overlooked. They are an investment that will extend the lifespan of your dock, save your boat from damage, and allow you to cast off with confidence.  On This Page What Are Dock Bumpers?Why Are They Important? Dock Bumper Materials Choosing the Right Dock BumpersInstallationWhen Should I […]

Does Pressure-Treated Wood Need to Be Sealed?

Does Pressure-Treated Wood Need to Be Sealed?

Softwoods like pine and cedar are the most commonly used deck-building materials in the United States. It’s easy to see why – they’re affordable, beautiful, and easy to work with.   But unlike hardwoods, softwoods aren’t very durable on their own. Untreated, pine is prone to splintering, rotting, and termites. That’s why as early as 2000 […]

Must-Have Deck Building Tools for DIYers

Must-Have Deck Building Tools for DIYers

You want to build your own deck, but where do you start?  Going the DIY route can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but it can be quite an undertaking for the weekend warrior. Before you start buying materials, you need to make sure you have the right deck building tools on hand.  […]

Composite Decking Colors: How to Pick the Perfect Hue

Composite Decking Colors: How to Pick the Perfect Hue

Now that you’ve decided that you’re going to use composite materials for your new deck, it’s time for the fun part – choosing the color!  But the sheer number of composite decking colors available can be overwhelming. You’re not just choosing between light brown and dark brown. From Mountain Redwood to Silver Oak, there are […]

7 Deck & Porch Railing Ideas (With Pictures)

7 Deck & Porch Railing Ideas (With Pictures)

Like a frame around a photo, the railing around your porch or deck should enhance the beauty of your home, not distract from it. We’ve put together this collection of deck and porch railing ideas so that no matter what your home’s exterior looks like, you can find the perfect match!  On This Page Things […]

6 Reasons to Choose Garapa Wood for Your Deck

6 Reasons to Choose Garapa Wood for Your Deck

Whether you’re building a brand new deck or replacing the boards of an old one, you have an important decision to make – what type of wood are you going to use?  If you want a deck made from natural wood, you can’t go wrong with tropical hardwoods like Garapa, Ipe, or Cumaru. But because […]

Pros and Cons of Solar Dock Lights

Pros and Cons of Solar Dock Lights

  Whether you use your dock for boating or just as a place to sit and watch the sunset, keeping it well-lit is an easy way to prevent accidents and create a safer environment.  If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, you might be interested in installing solar dock lights. You might also be […]