May 2015 Table of Contents

Concrete Decks for Coastal Homes Concrete Decks for Coastal Homes

Elevated concrete slabs formed with the help of structural steel panels are a good choice for wet and windy marine environments. Read more

Dressing Up Support Posts Eye for Design Dressing Up Support Posts

Even though 6x6 support posts are structurally adequate for most decks, they can look jarringly unfinished as well as skinny and out of proportion. Read more

SawStop Portable Jobsite Saw TOOL KIT SawStop Portable Jobsite Saw

A compact design and an integral wheeled stand make this table saw practical for jobsite use Read more

Deck Groove Cleaner TOOL KIT Deck Groove Cleaner

This sturdy tool for removing debris that gets caught between deck boards might save you a trip to the chiropractor Read more

Easy-Erase Chalk Lines READERS’ TIPS Easy-Erase Chalk Lines

Not all chalk washes easily from composite decking Read more

Kava Hut ... Philly-Style DAY’S END Kava Hut ... Philly-Style

Polynesian influence feels right at home on a deck in Philadelphia Read more

Installing a Patio Cover Installing a Patio Cover

Add value and useful living space to a deck with an aluminum-framed enclosure topped by acrylic panels. Read more

Faster Deck Piers Faster Deck Piers

In certain soils, it's faster and easier to install pin-pile deck footings than forming and pouring concrete piers. Read more

EverClip Hidden Fasteners EverClip Hidden Fasteners

The new hidden fastener, designed for use with Tamko EverGrain grooved deck boards, comes preassembled with the screw to speed installation Read more

Post Flashing Post Flashing

A new PVC collar protects rail posts from moisture in the Trex RainEscape under-deck drainage system Read more

Steep Stair Rail Steep Stair Rail

A new railing option joins CertainTeed's EverNew Kingston line Read more

TI-ProBoard Tile Substrate TI-ProBoard Tile Substrate

Interlocking panels screw to deck joists Read more

Deceuninck Clubhouse Elite Lighting Deceuninck Clubhouse Elite Lighting

Add low-voltage lighting to deck railings and stairs Read more

Walkable Membrane Walkable Membrane

Duradek's vinyl decking sheets come in new finishes Read more

Reflective Stain Reflective Stain

Keep deck surfaces cooler with Sherwin-Williams SuperDeck IR Reflective stains Read more

Lateral Load Connector Lateral Load Connector

Simpson Strong-Tie's DTT1Z is designed to meet the 2015 IRC provision for using four 750-pound lateral connectors when attaching a deck to a house. Read more

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