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Preventing Frost Action on Structural Posts Preventing Frost Action on Structural Posts

Q: In New York state, we built a pergola (a type of garden trellis) using 8x8 pressure-treated posts set 4 feet into the ground. During the first winter, the frost lifted the posts. What should we have done to keep the posts from heaving? Read more

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Building Distinctive Decks

A deck specialist explains the details that make his work stand apart from the competition. Read more

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JLC Field Guide
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