April 2015 Table of Contents

Kyocera DuraXV Smartphone Products Kyocera DuraXV Smartphone

Jobsites can be hazardous to a cellphone, so the more rugged, the better Read more

Quikrete Q-Max Pro Concrete Mix Products Quikrete Q-Max Pro Concrete Mix

A new formula offers one-hour working time and three-hour walk-on time Read more

Cable-Ready Posts Products Cable-Ready Posts

The Vertebrace is pre-threaded for cable connections and accepts a 4x4 PVC or composite post sleeve Read more

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Products Jacuzzi Hot Tubs

While your clients might prefer to be in the hot tub rather than taking advantage of its remote operating capabilities, the J-500 line has a lot of other hot features Read more

Thompson's Aerosol Waterproofing Stain Products Thompson's Aerosol Waterproofing Stain

Match wood accessories to the deck with minimal cleanup. Read more

Letters OK to Remove Grade Stamps?

Though grade stamps are unattractive, there are reasons to leave them in place even after the decking has been installed Read more

Deck Lighting Boosts Sales Eye for Design Deck Lighting Boosts Sales

Showing prospective customers nighttime photos of your illuminated deck projects will help convert them into clients Read more

Connecting Girders to Deck Ledgers Structure Connecting Girders to Deck Ledgers

When deck joists run parallel to the house, the connections between the girders they hang from and the deck ledger or rim joist may need to be engineered. Read more

Best Finishes for Ipe? Q&A Best Finishes for Ipe?

When it comes to tropical hardwoods, forget everything you thought you knew about deck finishes. Read more

Attaching Stair Stringers Letters Attaching Stair Stringers

Mike Guertin adds a key detail to Kim Katwijk's stairbuilding tips Read more

Precast Deck Piers TOOL KIT Precast Deck Piers

Deck builder and remodeler Mike Guertin tries out EZ-Tube precast pier sections to see how they compare to poured-in-place footings. Read more

Letters Sanding Dust Causes Fire

Preventing hazards starts with being aware of what they are Read more

Building a Commercial Deck Building a Commercial Deck Building a Commercial Deck

A grid system held up by adjustable supports simplifies construction of this rooftop deck Read more

Better Deck Piers Part 2 Better Deck Piers Part 2

Part 2: Best practices for forming and pouring concrete deck footings and piers Read more

Doggone Deck Day’s End Doggone Deck

Clever design makes this multifamily building's rooftop dog and dog-owner friendly Read more

Concrete-Filled PVC Posts Readers’ Tips Concrete-Filled PVC Posts

Using PVC as the form and fascia yields strong and durable stairway terminal posts Read more

Not Black and White Not Black and White

Feeney adds a splash of color to the deck with its new line of aluminum railing Read more

Beyond Decking Beyond Decking

En route to providing one-stop deck shopping, MoistureShield has introduced an accessory line-up that includes an aluminum rail, hidden fasteners, and a variety of lighting options Read more

Paver Patterns Paver Patterns

Create a custom look by mixing and matching concrete pavers from Pavestone's Panorama Combo Series. Read more

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