Deck Articles

Articles and information about Deck Construction and caring for your deck.

Are Decks A Good Investment In A Bad Economy?

Home prices are in a slump but you can add value to your home, and one of the best ways is to add a beautiful deck

Deck Components and Design Considerations

Deck Components and Design Considerations

Deck Design Considerations

A deck is a popular home improvement that not only adds to the value of your home, but provides a focal point for enjoying the outdoors. You'll want to carefully consider the design elements that go…

Wood Deck Care

One of nature’s the most distinctive and beautiful building materials is wood, but wood must be cared for properly as it requires protection from the elements and regular maintenance

Wood Deck Maintenance Tips

Remove staining, mildew and old finish with a commercial deck cleaning solution. Pressure washing is almost always a must on older decks, but be sure not to use too much pressure. You can damage the…

Stainless Steel Deck Hardware

We have all heard the adage that a chain is a strong as its weakest link. Most often the reason for deck failure is poor hardware. Saving money on fasteners is the wrong idea. Quality hardware is…

Hot Tubs on Decks

Hot Tubs continue to be very popular and a properly designed deck is necessary to not only hold the weight, but create easy access to the hot tub. Hot Tub decks need be very strong as the average hot…

Post and Beam Deck Construction

Most deck designs are based on a number of posts that rest on concrete footings or are imbedded in concrete and in turn these posts take the weight of the deck.

Choosing A Deck Pattern or Design

You can install your deck flooring material in a variety of patterns and designs. Most deck pattern and design variations require that the support frame be modified to accommodate the pattern or…