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Deck and Patio Repair

How often do you think about deck care and maintenance? If you’re like most Americans, over the past few weeks you threw away the moldy deck chair cushions from last year, put out some fresh blooms and are eagerly anticipating a summer filled with barbeques, birthday parties and lazy Sunday...

Building and Remodeling

This spring and summer, thousands of homeowners will perform the necessary maintenance for their wood decks. They'll strip, sand and stain their decking and railing to help revive the looks and preserve the structural integrity of the deck.
 
For Will Spivey, a homeowner in western North...

Decks and Patios

A little regular maintenance goes a long way with your outdoor wood surfaces.  A good cleaning every season does the trick.  But after a few years, you’ll want to refinish your wood deck or fence.  If you want to know how to best refinish your wood deck or fence, the most critical step is...

Painting

Restaining a wood deck is one of the most common outdoor projects that homeowners take on during the summer months. A deck is a valuable asset to any home, and to keep it looking good all year long, take a few minutes to make sure the deck is in good condition.

To make certain your wood deck...

Cleaning

Want to remove a summer's worth of dirt from your outdoor furniture?  It's easy with these tips.  For plastic furnishings mix a little dish soap, some borax, and half a cup of peroxide into one gallon of water.  Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes and use it to scrub all your plastic...

Deck Design Ideas for Safer Structures

Building a deck may seem like a rather simple home improvement project. But if you don’t build your deck correctly, it could become very dangerous. Here are five deck design ideas to make sure your deck is safe:

Deck Design: Multi-level decks can be very attractive, however keep in mind this...