Jim Finlay

Jim Finlay is the owner and general manager of Archadeck of Suburban Boston, a custom deck franchise outside Boston, Mass.

Jim Finlay's Posts

Building a Deck on Grade Building a Deck on Grade

Helical piers and a trenched beam provide solid support for a curved ground-level deck. Read more

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Bench Seating for a Deck Bench Seating for a Deck

Step-by-step construction details for a built-in bench for a backyard deck on grade. Read more

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Lateral Bracing for Decks Lateral Bracing for Decks

Clear guidance on the code’s messy lateral-load provision Read more

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Building a Freestanding Deck Building a Freestanding Deck

Solid bracing and strong connections are the keys to a durable, bounce-free structure. Read more

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