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deck disasters

It’s that time of the year when the phone starts ringing with calls that go like this. ” I hired a deck builder and he hasn’t shown up — What should I do?” Every July and August I field 2 or 3 calls like this a week. “Let’s build decks” They say, “What’s…(Read More)

Poor quality pressure treated

When a contractor is complaining about poor quality pressure treated wood that they are forced to use for framing, there may be something else going on.  Every time I work with a builder there are 2 things I check. Firstly, I check their levels to make sure they are accurate. We’ll go through how…(Read More)

Decks : Top 12 features included in the best decks for long term value! 1. Better footings Building the best deck you can on concrete plugs makes no sense at all. How do you know how strong the soil below that concrete is? Will moisture running through the ground cause that footing to shift? Was there…(Read More)