Posts Tagged: Ledger Board

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 »

How Performing a Deck Inspection Will Improve The Safety of Your Home

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From 2000 through 2006, 179 decks were reported to have collapsed that left 33 people dead and another 1,122 injured. One of the main reasons so many problems occur with decks is because homeowners do not keep up with maintenance. On top of that, many homeowners build their own decks with little experience in home… Read more »

7 Things you Need to Know About Building a Deck

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Permitting Building a deck almost always requires a permit.  Builders need a permit to build decks over a certain height and size.  Each geographical area holds different permitting laws and codes to follow.  Start by researching the permitting requirements in your area before starting the project.  As a tip, your contractor should be familiar with permit… Read more »