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Decks & Porches

  • JLC May Letters

    Tips for soldering a lap seam; the usefulness of the GRK lap harness; and the future of vocational training.

     
  • Redwood Deck Restoration in 4 Not so Simple Steps

    Bringing a 10-year-old redwood deck back to health requires more than a quick scrub and a coat of stain.

     
  • Deck Collapse While Showing House Ruins Realtor's Day

    For a New Jersey real estate agent, a residential deck failure came at the worst possible moment: while she was showing the house to a buyer.

     
  • JLC April Letters

    Joists in an old floor, repairing a concrete slab in an old floor, and more.

     
  • Cool Tools for 2014 From STAFDA

    Bar-raising products from the annual Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association trade show

     
  • Fastening Deck Ledger to an I-Joist Floor

    If you need to attach a deck ledger to a house with I-Joist floors, first figure out if the rim board is structural and go from there

     
  • Scuppers and Drains for Waterproof Decks

    The worst dry-rot damage usually occurs where drains and scuppers penetrate a deck. Here’s how to avoid it.

     
  • JLC Live Preview: Tile and Concrete Decks Over Living Space

    JLC Live, the construction industry’s top technical and business conference, is coming to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R. I. March 19- 22. As usual, the show will include a packed exhibit hall with hands-on demonstrations and clinics, along with a full roster of expert...

     
  • Keep the Views with Cable Rails

    There are a range of cable railing systems available, with each manufacturer offering unique choices in posts, rails, and hardware. The slide show provides a quick introduction to some of the choices.

     
  • JLC Field Guide

    The new JLC Field Guide provides an interactive reference tool accessible on mobile platforms.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking