Should I Be Worried About Cracks on My Deck?

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Wooden decks are subject to weathering from Mother Nature.  Older decks show signs of aging on the surface.  Have you ever noticed that older wooden fixtures are covered in cracks?  Your deck is no exception.  You can tell a lot about a deck based on the cracked deck boards.  In this blog we explore the… Read more »

How Long Does a Wooden Deck Last? Average Lifespan of Wooden Decks

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The idea of ‘built to last’ is unfortunately a concept of the past in many ways.  Have you ever heard an older person say “they just don’t make them like they used to?”  Fortunately, some things are still built for durability.  One of them is decks.  Home owners add decks to their houses for the… Read more »

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 »

Professional Guide to Successfully Staining Your Deck

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Every deck owner stains their deck at some point.  Depending on the products and application, some home owners stain their deck regularly.  It seems like an easy enough DIY project.  Which is why most people take on deck staining themselves. In this blog we’ll outline the proper way to stain your deck.  There are quite… Read more »

Baltimore Deck Restore- Refinish Your Deck in Baltimore

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We experience enjoyably warm weather that lasts from spring through fall.  What better way to enjoy the warmth than in the comfortable setting of your outdoor living space?    We love sunbathing, grilling, entertaining, and relaxing on our beautiful decks.  Which is why decks grace the yards of many Mid-Atlantic homes.  The difficult part is keeping… Read more »