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At Decks Go, you get all the Knowledge, People, Tools and Resources you need to plan, design and build the backyard space you are dreaming of.  Learn what you need, then find some of the finest Products and Accessories the industry has to offer.

How To

Get up to speed on code basics, foundations, footing loads, costs to build, joist and beam spans, ledger board connections and some cool techniques like picture frame borders.  Learn...

Deck Design Help

Start thinking like an architect, a designer, a creative spirit!  Here is where the mind set and concepts of creativity are explained and examples of different deck layouts are found. Find your muse...

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  1. Height of Deck Against Door Threshold

    Sep 04, 19 11:12 AM

    My wife is a stroke victim, and she wants this deck to be as easy as possible for her to walk out on. She would like it to be as high as possible, with

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  2. Replace or Re-use and Protect Old Beams and Joists

    Apr 11, 19 03:13 PM

    Replacing my southeast MI 30-year-old deck, was hoping just to replace the surface boards but many of the posts were set too deep and rotted at ground

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You likely already know about the usual wood suspects like; cedar, redwood and pine.  But here are some things you might not know much about - stone, bamboo, aluminum, rolled vinyl, EPDM or our pick for best performing decking for your dollar.  Find out...


Railings should please your eyes as much as they protect you.  We're talking height, spacing, strength, joist and surface mounted posts.  We will show you some of the best building techniques for traditional wood framing  post connections you may encounter in the field.  Dig in...


Learn the math and tricks of the trade to build your own stairs in a variety of styles.  Tips on rise and runs, tread sizes, stringer layouts and other code issues.  There is even content on how to revive worn out stepsGet started...


When the sun goes down your outdoor living space should come alive.  The right kind of illumination, whether it's the finest post top, side post,  recessed, solar, or strip lighting can do just that.   Learn more about your options.

Maintenance Tips & Plans

We'll cover the bases of how, when and where to clean your deck including, safe pressure washing, stains and sealers and establishing an annual maintenance plan. Learn...


Pretty much every kind of material or structural calculator you will need as you plan your project including joist and beam spans, footing sizes, baluster quantities and cement volumes.  Start calculating...

Pictures For Design Ideas

Your best place to get inspired is to see other great examples of designs and ideas that work.  Hundreds of pictures to browse from. Browse...


Get in on what our visitors are discussing.  Read, learn, or ask a question and maybe our editor, Rich or another builder will respond. Join in...

An E-Course Delivered To You

Planning on building a deck this year?  Why not sign up for our free e-course? Get concise step by step lessons and advice from Rich Bergman, expert builder and product developer delivered direct to youWhy sign up?


Watch and learn some simple techniques for construction and design concepts to start off right.

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