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Heat Reduction For Capped Composite Decking

Finally some manufacturers are putting effort into reducing the heat build up of the heavy capped composite decking material. This is a welcome relief to southerners and northerners too.

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Attaching Railing Post to a 4x8 Beam and Flush 2x8 Joist

I am rebuilding a front porch with composite, and reusing the framing. The framing connects 2x8 joists to a 4x8 beam directly. Most of what I see puts

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Railing height and deck tiles on condo balconies

I am on the Board of Directors at a condo, and currently there is a debate raging regarding the issue of allowing or not allowing deck tiles on balconies.

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Where does the Ontario building code set out the allowable height for freestanding decks?

I would like to use the titan anchor for a free standing deck. You mention lots of familiarity with the OBC and also deck heights up to 6'. I have been

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6 Tips to Minimize Deck Board Cupping and Make Your Deck Last Longer

I’ve recently had a large deck built by a professional decking company. Only a few weeks ago we began to notice the boards are cupping and twisting. It

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Problems With Acrylic Deck Stain Peeling Off Decking Boards

We bought our house in Tacoma, Washington last November. Sometime last year the previous owners painted the deck and I've included a picture of what they

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Ready to Paint Post Options for Treated Lumber Deck

Although I would be satisfied with a treated 4x4 or 6x6 post, I can't paint or stain it right away. How do deck pros provide an immediate deliverable for

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Wrapping 4x4 Post with 1x6 for Deck Post?

I am building a pressure treated deck and want white painted posts and railing with the look of real wood. I understand 4x4 and especially 6x6 have issues

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Deck blocks or ledger attached deck when building a deck on disturbed soil

What would should one do when building a deck on or over disturbed soil such as back fill? Would it be wise to use a surface resting deck block or a ledger

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5/4 x 6 over existing deck following original pattern or change direction

I have a deck that I want to cover with 5/4 x6 and I'm wondering if I should copy the existing pattern... angle pattern or is it OK to do a more linear

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