Quicker Stair Stringer Support

Pylex screw piles can be installed by hand, and might let you skip the concrete. More

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Simplified Cable Railing System

Rather than drilling holes through posts, try installing these brackets. More

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Luxury Composite Decking

Trex Signature composite decking is the company's premium product. More

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Composite and Aluminum Railing

Both the composite and aluminum railing lines from MoistureShield promise moisture... More

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Should We Be Building Decks With Oversized Framing?

Mike Guertin says that “up-sizing” deck joists so that they exceed code... More

Tags: Framing, IRC, Decks
Hardscaping a Backyard

Deck builders already have most of the skills needed to pour concrete slabs and... More

Right-Sizing Deck Joists

Mike Guertin deciphers the ‘Maximum Deck Joist Span’ table in the 2021 IRC. More

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GuardDog Exterior Wood Screws

Approved for use with ACQ and CA-B, as well as cedar and redwood. More

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