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Decking Projects

5 Common Deck Problems You Need to Watch For

It’s estimated that there are 30 million decks in American homes. Decks are brilliant–they give you a place to relax in summer, a place to spend time with your family, and they add value to your home. It's easy to...

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Decking Projects

Family Fun: 7 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Deck Ideas

Do you ever look at your backyard and wish your family used it more often? A lush lawn is a wonderful thing, but having a deck can make your yard space more functional. And if you have kids, you need...

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. Composite decking, which is made from a combination of wood and plastic, lasts longer than traditional wood because it’s less prone to rotting, splintering,...

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Decking Projects

7 Creative and Functional Deck Skirting Ideas

An elevated deck just isn’t complete without deck skirting, which covers the empty, unsightly space between the trim and the ground. There are many creative ways to wrap your deck, from wood paneling to faux stone.  Deck skirts aren’t just...

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Decking Projects

How to Install Deck Railing Posts that Meet Code Requirements

As we discussed in our previous blog, “Do I Need Railing on My Deck?”, deck railing not only enhances the appearance of your deck, but also helps to keep children and pets safe. Whether you’re building a new deck or...

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Decking Projects

Do I Need Railing On My Deck?

If your deck is somewhat low to the ground, you may have chosen not to install a railing. Unfortunately, this choice isn’t always wise due to safety concerns, as well as code violations.  In this blog, we’ll explore the reasons...

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Decking Projects

Can I Add a Hot Tub to My Deck?

Have you always dreamt about adding a luxurious hot tub to your deck? First, you need to find out if your deck can handle such a major addition - in this blog, we’ll explore the different options you have for...

green algae removal
Decking Projects

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...


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