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Decking for Condos: Choose Low-Maintenance Boards That Can Tough Out Anything

Decking for Condos: Choose Low-Maintenance Boards That Can Tough Out Anything

Most of the condos I’ve worked on are really not so different than the houses I’ve worked on. The main difference is that when I’ve been called to fix some decking at a condo, it hasn’t just
Using Composite Decking for Stairs to Get That Indoor Stair Look

Using Composite Decking for Stairs to Get That Indoor Stair Look

One of my first construction projects was my uncle’s deck, and I vividly recall him saying “good enough for government work!” upon the completion of the stairs. I also vividly recall an endless
Decking for a Roof Terrace Should Be Sleek, Livable, and Easy to Clean

Decking for a Roof Terrace Should Be Sleek, Livable, and Easy to Clean

For some time I’ve been working in a white hot city for building and remodeling projects. There are houses, apartments, and skyscrapers going up everywhere. For a variety of reasons, it’s also a
Great Decking for Beach Houses Brings the Indoors Outside

Great Decking for Beach Houses Brings the Indoors Outside

I lived for many years right on the ocean, and had the good fortune to work on a lot of beach house remodels. Burned into my memory is the vision of a fairly dilapidated cedar deck that was
The Best Decking for a Salt Water Pool Is Super Tough and Moisture Resistant

The Best Decking for a Salt Water Pool Is Super Tough and Moisture Resistant

Growing up, every time I swam in a pool that contained chlorine or bromine I found myself becoming violently ill, and soon discovered that I had a mild allergy to both substances. Some years later,
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