Posts Tagged: Deck Safety

Decking for Dummies: Need to Know Deck Terms

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Do you own a deck?  Perhaps you want a deck built.  Decks are structures that require regular maintenance and annual inspections.  Whether you are maintaining your existing deck or considering adding a deck to your home, understanding key terms is important.  For most of us, we don’t know a joist from a tread.  Here is… Read more »

Guidelines for Deck Building-How to Plan your Deck Project

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Deck building can be a confusing process when planning alone without talking with professionals. The functionality you are looking to achieve is most important. An entertainment area for friends or just a small area to sit both need proper planning. Let’s take a look at what needs to be done before any construction can start…. Read more »

Most Common Problems with Deck Foundation

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Decks can sink, crack, break apart, and collapse all because of deck foundation problems.  To repair a deck, you need to build temporary support posts, or you may need a hydraulic jack.  It sounds like a lot of work, but many of these problems are avoidable.  The main strategy in dealing with the problems is… Read more »

Front Porch Safety Tips

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Safety in the household is very important and the front porch is no exception. This area is the first place family and friends see as they enter your home so safety should be a consideration. Front porches and steps can be made safe in many ways and still maintain its curb appeal.   Front porch steps The… Read more »

Deck Steps- Importance of Building Strong Deck Steps

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Building strong deck steps is important to overall deck safety.  There are a whole lot of methods that can be tried out while building deck steps but it always boils down to one point – the methods should help avoid drawbacks that can lead to uneven risers or in worst case scenarios, even collapse of… Read more »