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A special tool and pre-made plugs help speed up the process of screwing down and plugging PVC deck boards.
This stand-off base keeps the post the code-required 1 inch above the concrete, and can be cast in place or anchored to an existing slab.
Kits come in 6-foot sections for installation between existing posts.
This follow-up article to "Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation" describes techniques for framing the first-floor deck.
An unpermitted, dilapidated wood deck failed under the weight of two small children and their grandparents last week at a beach vacation house near Jacksonville, Florida.
A unique Quick-Shift Mode combats overdriving, but it isn't cheap.
Party season on the beach brings an all-too-familiar news story about a collapsing wood deck.
Glenn Mathewson sets the record straight on what the code requires for deck flashing.
Specialty building components expert Mike Rand provides pointers on constructing structural brackets for a balcony deck.
Tips for soldering a lap seam; the usefulness of the GRK lap harness; and the future of vocational training.
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