September-October 2016 Table of Contents

Installing Fiberglass Roof Decks Installing Fiberglass Roof Decks

In certain coastal areas, fiberglass is the go-to weatherproof deck surface for flat roofs. Read more

Saving a Hilltop Pool Saving a Hilltop Pool

This engineered solution includes a cantilevered concrete slab supported by pan decking and a repaired retaining wall Read more

Building a Multipurpose Fence Building a Multipurpose Fence

This heavy-duty barrier can divide properties, provide storage, and block sound. Read more

Reader's Tips
Leveling Deck Joists Leveling Deck Joists

This simple 20-minute technique levels the deck, reduces deflection, and virtually eliminates squeaky decking. Read more

Question & Answer
Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber

Lumber yards are stocking treated wood with higher concentrations of preservatives -- does that mean builders need to be more careful about isolating metal components from wood contact? Read more

Code Update: Looking Ahead to the 2018 IRC Code Update: Looking Ahead to the 2018 IRC

A coalition of building officials, industry associations, design professionals and others looked for ways to fill gaps about deck construction in the 2012 International Residential Code, with the real work coming in the 2018 version. Read more

Eye For Design
Light Show Light Show

This deck changes colors at night, thanks to low-voltage LED lighting strips wired to a digital RGB controller. Read more

Outdoor Kitchens Outdoor Kitchens

Stainless steel grills and cabinets in a number of new configurations Read more

Aluminum Decking Aluminum Decking

Complete aluminium deck construction packages guaranteed not to rot or decay Read more

Vertical Cable Rail Vertical Cable Rail

Prefabricated vertical-cable-rail panels in 6 and 8 foot lengths Read more

Walkable Vinyl Membranes Walkable Vinyl Membranes

Popular line of 60-mil vinyl membrane updated with new colors and textures Read more

DIY Pavers DIY Pavers

Make your own concrete pavers for less. Read more

Textured Black Aluminum Railings Textured Black Aluminum Railings

New raised surface hides scratches and smudges Read more

Solar LEDs Solar LEDs

New bulb technology comes to the Victorian collection of outdoor lighting Read more

Flashing Tape Flashing Tape

Peel-and-stick protection for joists and deck ledgers Read more

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