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Choose Decking for Dogs That’s Tough and Keeps Your Dogs Safe, Too

Choose Decking for Dogs That’s Tough and Keeps Your Dogs Safe, Too

One of my very first decking projects was for an owner with two border collies and one large old Newfoundland dog Their old deck was wearing out from exposure to sun, snow, and rain, and was filled
Decking Material with Hidden Fasteners Gives Your a Deck a Sleek and Modern Look

Decking Material with Hidden Fasteners Gives Your a Deck a Sleek and Modern Look

I once had a client who had just moved into their mid-century ranch house and wanted a sleek and modern deck that would look like the boards were floating on air, or at the very least had a seamless
Decking with Hidden Fasteners Is Smooth, Comfortable, and Low Maintenance

Decking with Hidden Fasteners Is Smooth, Comfortable, and Low Maintenance

A few summers back, a couple I know called in a favor and had me over to take a look at their deck and offer some suggestions Their deck had developed an uneven surface with loose boards and halfway
Safe Deck Flooring: Use Decking and Fasteners That Are As Safe As Your Home’s Indoor Flooring

Safe Deck Flooring: Use Decking and Fasteners That Are As Safe As Your Home’s Indoor Flooring

Once upon a remodeling project, I was carrying an old stove out of the kitchen onto the deck I’d checked the deck before walking on it, and it seemed to be in good enough shape Walking backward out
The Best Material For a Long Lasting Deck in the Sunny and Snowy Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The Best Material For a Long Lasting Deck in the Sunny and Snowy Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The Rocky Mountains are a tough climate in which to build a deck I’ve seen people prepare for the sun and snow only to have monsoon-like flooding rains soak a board to the point of warping as it
In Iowa, Composite Decking for Your Above Ground Pool Stays Strong and Beautiful in Any Weather

In Iowa, Composite Decking for Your Above Ground Pool Stays Strong and Beautiful in Any Weather

Growing up during a hot Midwest summer, when there wasn’t a lake to plunge into, I’d find a pool, somewhere, anywhere Most of those pool plunges were preceded by a short climb up a ladder or
Composite Decking That Looks Like Ipe: The Beauty of Brazilian Hardwood Without the Drawbacks

Composite Decking That Looks Like Ipe: The Beauty of Brazilian Hardwood Without the Drawbacks

If you love beautiful decks, then you probably know ipe very well Over the past decade, I’ve had the blessing (and burden) of getting to know it rather intimately Whenever clients have a little
Slip Resistant Composite Decking: Non-Slip Composite Decking Is Family Friendly and Worry-Free

Slip Resistant Composite Decking: Non-Slip Composite Decking Is Family Friendly and Worry-Free

Slipping and sliding on a deck is no fun at all! Whether you have a pool that causes water to end up on your deck in the summer, or it rains often where you live, or you’re always dealing with
Composite Decking That Looks Like Real Wood: The Best Looking Composite Decking Mimics Wood’s Beauty

Composite Decking That Looks Like Real Wood: The Best Looking Composite Decking Mimics Wood’s Beauty

As a builder, many of my clients ask me to create decks for them that are as low maintenance as possible With that in mind, my choice for decking material is very often composite decking Once I