Posts Tagged: Decking Problems

How to prevent a slippery deck in cold weather

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Slipping accidents are a nightmare because falls can cause broken bones and scrapes.  With all the ice and water build-up of winter, your deck can quickly become one enormous slipping hazard, and so it is important to protect your guests and yourself from falls.  What can you do to remove ice and keep from slipping? … Read more »

How to Build a Deck on a Hill; Hillside Deck Building Tips

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Building a deck is a complicated project, especially when that deck extends over an incline.  Hillside deck building requires careful planning. Hopefully, this blog will help you start this difficult project.  However, there are different building codes, and you may need more information in your deck’s construction.  Or, you might need more information about a… 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 »

Best Gazebo Building Tips

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Traditional gazebos consist of octagonal structures with open or covered sides. The structure usually depends on the functions it is meant to perform. There are so many types and styles of gazebos. When you build a gazebo, first determine what kind of gazebo you want based on functions and design preferences. Here are a few… Read more »

Tips for How to Prevent Mold on your Deck

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Mold is actually a generic term that includes fungi, algae, yeast and bacteria. Mold on decks is a health hazard as people breathe in the mold spores. It also makes  the deck slippery and unattractive.  Wooden decks require constant maintenance to preserve their beauty.  Part of deck maintenance is removing and preventing mold. Home owners… Read more »