How to Attach Railing Posts to Deck Framing
When homeowners and DIYers build a deck, they often fail to attach the railing posts to the deck framing securely. A secure method of attaching railing posts to a deck is to notch the post at the bottom so it fit snugly in the space between the two outer floor joists. Watch this video to find out more.
4 Benefits of Fiber Cement Decking
Many homeowners enjoy spending time outdoors on a deck or porch. Unfortunately, the elements can often take a toll on traditional decking materials, causing rot, fading, and peeling, all of which require...
How to Add Built-in Seating to a Deck
Decks are great for outdoor entertaining, but you need to have plenty of seating in place first. To make this deck more party friendly, we added built-in corner bench made from treated lumber. Watch this video to see how it's done.
Deck Renovation – Considerations When Building a Wood Deck
Being outdoors, decks suffer constant exposure to the outside elements. Heavy wind, rain, snow and sun can all have a damaging effect on a deck. As a result, you will find your...
A Noisy Deck & the Water Heater Disaster
If your deck boards are starting to squeak then you might need to do a little bit of experimentation. Danny and Joe go over a few options for one homeowner who is dealing with a noisy deck.
Pravol vs Trex: Which Composite Decking Is Better?
If this is your first introduction to the world of composite decking, it’s understandable if you are overwhelmed with the number of options before you. By now you should know that composite...
DIY ‘Mix and Match’ Patio Project
To fix their home's ugly concrete perimeter, Lisa Young and her husband used SpreadStone™ Decorative Concrete Resurfacing Kits.
Deck Restore Deck and Patio Resurfacer Coating
Deck Restore is a latex coating that fills gaps and cracks on weathered decks and patios for a durable surface that’s mildew and UV resistant. Watch this video to find out more.
This is Mark the foreman, and he’s installing the back deck with planks from Fiberon. They’re actually made of composite material, and that means they last longer than wood, and require less maintenance.