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Is There a Minimum Width and Length Requirement for a Landing in Ontario?

Is there a minimum width (distance along the house) and length (distance out from the house) that a deck stair landing must be? The landing would be

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Can I Reinforce My Deck's 4x4 Carriage Bolted Supporting Girders with a Cleat System?

I need to correct the main girder 4x4 supports for my deck. It is 4' off the ground. The 2x8 beam girders are carriage bolted to the 4x4 support posts.

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Should I Pour My Deck Footings Now, For a Deck I'm Building Next Year?

I am preparing to build a paver patio beside my house, in my garden. I am also planning to build an 8’ free-standing deck sometime next year. Since I will

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Should I Build a Low Level Deck Over an Existing Concrete Slab or Install Paver Stones?

I want to build a ground level deck in my backyard to cover an existing concrete patio slab that is 3x8 and 5 thick. I am having trouble figuring out

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Tips for Rebuilding Deck Support Posts: Building Strategies and Wood Types

I'm from Massachusetts and I have a question about the type of wood to use for deck support posts. I have a 12'x16' deck that is 11' off the ground.

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Building Cascading Box Steps with Concrete Slab Landing

I am planning on building cascading box steps with a concrete slab landing off my deck. The total rise is 36. Will I have to pour a concrete slab under

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Mesh Hog Panels For Deck Railing and Residential Guardrail Requirements

We are replacing our deck railing and screening in our back porch and are thinking of using industrial grade mesh panels for the railing. Will this meet

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Rebuilding New Composite Deck Stairs and Extending the Concrete Slab Landing

My wife and I are having a porch renovated with composite decking. Our original porch was four tread stair case from the sidewalk to the porch. Each

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Attaching Balusters to Nailers: Wood Size, Resisting Load Capacity, and Safety Factors

I have two questions that concern attaching balusters to nailers in the rail assembly: 1) Is it permissible to use 2x2 material to attach balusters to

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Using the Deck Foot Anchor to Build a Low-level Deck on Florida Sandy Soil

I've read a few posts asking about the sandy Florida soil and installing the Titan Deck Foot Anchor™ system. The deck I'm looking to build is 18'x30'.

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