How well do you know decks and railings? Take the challenge by clicking on the image below. This isn’t a test of everything there is to know, but it will give you (or your manager) an idea of how well you know some of the key facts underlying skills. Answers are provided at the end. For any questions you get wrong, follow the links in the answers to hone your knowledge.
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.