protect deck from potted plants
Decking Projects, Lifestyle

How to Protect Your Deck From Potted Plants

Want to spruce up your deck with some foliage without causing harm? Potted plants are a fantastic way to dress up an empty deck and bring life to your outdoor space. Something you may not have thought about, however, is...

vinyl vs wood fence
Decking Projects, Lifestyle

Vinyl vs. Wood Fence: Top Vinyl Advantages to Consider

Adding a fence to your home is a great way to enhance your yard and give it more appeal. You can enclose your yard to keep your family and pets safe when they are out back, provide some measure of...

how to clean ipe decking
Decking Projects

How to Clean Ipe Decking & Maintain Its Beauty

Learning how to clean ipe decking is crucial for any homeowner or contractor who wants to maintain the beauty and durability of this exotic Brazilian hardwood. A properly maintained ipe deck can withstand harsh weather conditions, resist decay, and retain...

best wood for decks
Decking Projects

What’s the Best Wood For Decks?

Decks make a beautiful addition to any home. They are a perfect location for enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. But with all the materials available, it can be a challenge deciding the best material for your home and...

joist spacing for composite decks
Decking Projects

What’s the Proper Joist Spacing for Composite Decking?

After weighing the options, you’ve decided you want to use composite material to build your deck or replace your old wood deck. Composite decking, which is made from a combination of wood and plastic, lasts longer than traditional wood because...

pressure treated wood
Decking Projects

Does Pressure-Treated Wood Need to Be Sealed?

Does pressure-treated wood need to be sealed? The short answer is yes. While pressure treatment protects against insects and rot, sealing is necessary to protect the wood from moisture and mildew.  Softwoods like pine and cedar are the most commonly...

decorating small deck
Decking Projects, Lifestyle

10 Tips for Decorating Small Deck Spaces

Your outdoor deck can be an excellent place for relaxing and entertaining, even if you do not have a lot of space. The experts at Decks & Docks are masters at helping homeowners craft unique outdoor spaces. Check out our...

dog friendly decking
Decking Projects, Dock Projects, Lifestyle

What’s the Most Dog Friendly Decking Material?

Crafting a pet-friendly patio or deck is essential for those who wish to give their canine chums a safe and pleasurable outdoor haven. Your dog loves spending time with you, and putting some thought into your deck's design ensures every...


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