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More stories about Decks

  • New Deck Footings Near an Old Foundation

    Q. Plans for a freestanding deck call for new piers about 2 feet from the house foundation. Is it necessary to dig down to the bottom of the house's footing to reach undisturbed soil, or would the dirt around the foundation of a 60-year-old house be compacted enough to be con sidered undisturbed -...

  • Waterproofing A Rooftop Deck

    A kitchen bump-out provided the perfect opportunity for a small terrace off the master bedroom.

  • Tile Doorway Detail

    Q: Tile Doorway Detail When there's an entry between an exterior tiled deck and an interior living space, how should the threshold be detailed so that the doorway doesn't leak? My client uses a wheelchair and would like the interior and exterior floors to be in approximately the same plane.

  • Coastal Resources: Safe and Durable Coastal Decks

    A casual inspection of just about any wooden boardwalk or ocean-side deck provides ample evidence of what a harsh coastal environment can do. Fortunately, there is help at hand to guide builders toward code-conforming deck design and good construction practice. Design for Code Acceptance 6:...

  • Installing Cable Railing

    With a couple of specialty tools, you can offer this sleek look to your high-end customers.

  • Plumbing and Straightening Walls

    This quick, accurate method prevents problems with the framing and finishes that follow.

  • The Ultimate Work Trailer

    This custom-made rig stores tools and supplies, hauls material, and serves as a workstation.

  • HessAmerica Unveils Lighting Exhibit

  • Letters

    License decision judged unfair; cheap fix for plywood paneling; deck-ledger brackets; more

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