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ACMV has been increasing in popularity as a cladding on mid-range and high-end homes for the last decade, and many of these homes are now showing signs of water-damage because the ACMV wasn’t installed correctly the first time. To avoid water damage, treat faux stone like stucco.
Moment frames resist the force of bending or rotation with a rigid connection at the joint between the column and beam. Find out more about how these strategic assemblages can strengthen your structure.
Over the years at JLC and our sister magazine, we have published dozens of articles focused on virtually every aspect of deck design, engineering, and construction.
Improper sizing and fastening of the ledger board is the single biggest cause of deck failures.
Most decks can be supported by wood posts resting on concrete footings, piers, or a combination of the two.
Here are some rules of thumb for bracing and sizing framing members for simple deck designs.
Plain or fancy, a deck guardrail must meet minimum requirements for strength and safety.
By code in most jurisdictions, a deck stairway must be at least 36 inches wide.
Tool organizers from Festool, DeWalt, and Bosch. Choose which system best fits your needs depending on work style, budget, and level of customization.
For a perfect fit, pay attention to how the roof will be stacked when calculating lengths and laying out cuts.
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