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JLC Field Guide: Decks

Building outdoor decks can be a profitable business for builders and remodelers. But you have to get the details right to avoid failures from weak structural connections, weathering and corrosion.

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Decks Featured Articles

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Building Safer Decks

Decks have seen little attention from building codes over the years, despite the... More

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Building Distinctive Decks

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

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Coastal Resources: Safe and Durable Coastal Decks

A casual inspection of just about any wooden boardwalk or ocean-side deck provides... More

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Avoiding Deck Stair Defects

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your... More

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Building an Outdoor Endless Pool

Creating space for year-round outdoor exercise in a cold climate More

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Fiberglassing an Exterior Deck

An easy-to-install weatherproof deck surface that you can walk on More

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Decks Instruction

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Deck Guardrails
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Sizing Deck Piers
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Sizing Deck Footings
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Deck Stairs

Guidance on building safe stringers More

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Reducing Road Noise on a Deck

It's a bit more complicated than planting a row of shrubs. More

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Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners and Connectors

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