Everything You Need to Know About Deck Framing

Everything You Need to Know About Deck Framing

A new deck can transform your backyard, creating an outdoor space to enjoy all year round. If you’re planning to build the deck yourself, it’s crucial to make sure it’s framed correctly. Otherwise, your deck will look uneven and could be a serious hazard for you, your friends, and your family.  Thankfully, you’re in the […]

How to Keep Birds Off Your Deck Railing

How to Keep Birds Off Your Deck Railing

Birds are great, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want them using your deck as their favorite hangout. It doesn’t take long for a flock of birds to ruin the appearance of your decking.  If you want to break the cycle of endlessly cleaning your deck, you’re in the right place. Knowing how to keep […]

DIY Guide: All the Tools You Need to Build a Deck

DIY Guide: All the Tools You Need to Build a Deck

Building a deck is no easy task—so having the right tools and materials on hand before you get started will reduce the risk of problems down the road that may cost you time, effort, and money. But what exactly do you need? Before heading out to your nearest hardware store, read our DIY guide to […]

Water Safety Month: 7 Safety Tips Every Family Should Know

Water Safety Month: 7 Safety Tips Every Family Should Know

May is National Water Safety Month. To celebrate, the Decks & Docks team wants to share some of the most important safety tips that you and your family should know to have a safe and fun time on the water. These tips are meant for anyone spending time on a boat, dock, or waterfront deck—and […]

The Best Exotic Hardwoods for Decks and Docks

The Best Exotic Hardwoods for Decks and Docks

The sturdiest and most attractive decks and docks need to be made out of the best materials. And when only natural wood will do, quality-minded homeowners turn to exotic hardwoods for their beauty and ability to stand up to the elements. There are several different types of exotic hardwood out there, so we’ve created this […]

Dock Protection 101: Piling Wrap, Caps, & More

Dock Protection 101: Piling Wrap, Caps, & More

Piling is an integral part of any dock project, so it’s well worth the additional cost to invest in piling protection. Piling wrap, caps, and sleeves help to protect your piling from the elements, prolonging the lifespan of your dock and saving you money in the long run.  Whether you’re trying to learn more about […]

What are Power Pedestals?

What are Power Pedestals?

Whether you need to charge a personal watercraft or just need a place to plug in your phone, a power pedestal is a safe, efficient, and reliable way to get power to a private dock or commercial marina. Learn all about power pedestals, the types of pedestals available, safety tips, and how they can enhance […]

7 Small Deck Decorating Ideas

7 Small Deck Decorating Ideas

You don’t need a massive, open area for your outdoor deck to be a great place for relaxing and entertaining. In fact, you can transform any small space into a cozy, beautiful gathering place by using a few small deck decorating ideas in a big way. We should note there is no exact definition of […]

Your Guide to LED Underwater Lighting

Your Guide to LED Underwater Lighting

If you live on the water, you may have noticed the increasing popularity of underwater lights. That green or white glow you see underneath docks and boats isn’t just for looks—it’s also an excellent way to attract fish!  Compared with other types of marine lighting, such as halogen or incandescent lights, LEDs outshine them all. […]

How to Restore Trex Decking

How to Restore Trex Decking

A deck transforms any outdoor space into a great year-round spot for gatherings and parties with friends or family. However, once you’ve installed your perfect decking, it does require some maintenance to keep it in tip-top condition. Trex is an industry leader in hardy composite decking, which requires less daily maintenance than organic lumber decks. […]