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Decking Installation Tools List

Building a deck? Any construction project calls for some basic tools that make your job easier. This checklist can help you decide whether you can save money on a do-it-yourself effort. If you’re already an accomplished handyman, you may already have many of the tools on this list. If you’re . . . Read more

Decking Planning and Local Building Codes

Building a deck requires careful planning. Materials, structural elements, and aesthetics should be considered to create a harmonious structure that complements the style and design of your home. Done well, a deck is an organic extension to the home and its surroundings. Choose materials that pair well with the exterior . . . Read more

Wood Decking Grades and Terminology

Wood is affected by environmental elements, insects, and fungus. When building a deck, it’s important to choose a wood grade durable enough to withstand damage from these influences over time. But decks are more than something to stand on; they are an addition to your home. The wood you choose . . . Read more

6 Reasons to Build a Deck This Spring

One of the most popular trends in home development today is outdoor living. Homeowners all over the country are expanding their living spaces to include the outdoors, building versatile living spaces that feature everything from quiet places to read to fully functional outdoor entertaining spaces complete with kitchens and dining. . . . Read more

What are Deck Tiles?

Building a deck can seem like a daunting task to a novice handyman, but deck tiles make it easy and fast. In a matter of hours, you can transform a tired balcony, porch, or sundeck from boring and ordinary to a stunning outdoor living area your family and guests will . . . Read more