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prepare your dock for winter
Dock Projects

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...

how to measure for piling caps
Dock Projects

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...

boat dock bumpers
Dock Projects

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.  What Are Dock...

pressure treated wood
Decking Projects

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....

Man measuring decking for home renovations outside on a sunny day
Decking Projects

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...

Decking Projects

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...

porch railing ideas
Decking Projects

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...

Decking Projects

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...


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