JLC Best Practices: Decks

The first installment of the online edition of the JLC Field Guide covers best-practice construction of outdoor wood decks.

The first chapter focuses on the principal cause of deck collapse, providing clear guidance on flashing and securing structural ledgers.

In addition to collecting practical knowledge from the JLC and Professional Deck Builder archives, this interactive reference tool connects users to established industry guidelines, such as the all-important DCA-6.

The interactive module also includes free information on new products that has yet to appear in JLC or PBD magazines.

Each chapter contains a list of key resources, including links to classic JLC and PDB articles, relevant sections of the 2009 and 2012 IRC building code, and other essential industry guidance.

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