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Replace or Re-use and Protect Old Beams and Joists

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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How to build a three-ply laminated 2x10 beam and what fasteners to use

I am building a ground level deck (max 24 of the ground). It is L shaped and will have 2 long beams (27.5' and 31'). The beams will be 3-ply PT SP#2 2x12's

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Adding a Second Level to a Deck

The outer edge of my deck is supported on 6x6 beams on P3 Helical Piers. I want to attach a ledger board halfway down the posts to begin the 2nd level.

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Joist Spacing Depending on Deck Board Dimensions

I have a 10x16 foot deck that I'm about to replace the decking and railings on. The deck was built before I bought the house and they used 16 foot 2x6's

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Setting Foam in Place of Concrete for Deck Posts

Has anybody used post setting foam in place of concrete for post footers? Editors Comments Yes, you can use the new foam that is available to stabilize

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Post Anchor Mounted On Composite Decking

Can the titan post anchor be used on-top of composite deck boards the same way it is installed on wood decking? I will be installing a Timbertech deck

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Installing decking with grain curving up?

I'm in the process of building a western red cedar deck. I've been installing the decking boards such that the end grain forms a dome (bark-side up).

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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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Ledger, Bay Window, Chimney Framing Problem

I have a few questions about framing according to the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide based on the 2012 ICC standards for deck building.

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Privacy Screens -How High Can I Go With Titan Wood Post Anchor?

I am looking to install privacy screens on my concrete patio. I just want to put up two 6x6 posts with Titan Wood Post Anchors, either 35 or 70 apart,

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