Wood Decks

building a deck foundation

How to Build a Deck Foundation

Building a deck starts with a sturdy foundation. The foundation needs to be able to easily support the weight of the deck materials plus the live load of those using it. Here are the steps I take when constructing the foundation for a deck.

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rotten porch railings

How to Repair Rotten Porch Flooring and Railings

Since porch flooring and railings are exposed to the elements, they can rot over time. When repairing or replacing rotten wood on a porch, be sure to use rot resistant materials and paint or stain all sides and ends.

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Using a drill to attach pressure treated wood deck boards.

How to Maintain a Wood Deck

It’s important to regularly clean and refinish a wood deck to keep it looking good and prevent the wood from weathering or deteriorating over time.

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Wood deck next to pool

How to Choose Between Composite and Wood Decking for Your Home

Man-made composite material and natural wood can both be used for decking, but there are some significant differences between them in terms of durability and cost. Watch this video to find out which one is right for you.

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cleaning tool

How to Clean Between Deck Boards

Maintenance of a wood deck takes more than just power washing, you’ll also need to remove leaves and other debris from between the boards. To do this, screw an “L” hook to the end of a broom handle, then use it to remove debris. Watch this video to find out more.

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danny talking about installing wood deck boards

How to Install Wood Deck Boards

Building a wood deck makes a great DIY project for your home. Watch this video to find out the proper way to put down decking to make it last longer and hold up better.

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Danny Lipford with completed wood deck on home

Building a Wood Deck on Your Home

Watch this video to find out how to build a wood deck on your home from foundation and framing to handrails and seating.

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Wood deck with patio furniture.

Deck Fundamentals

Today’s decks are as varied as the homes they serve. If a deck, or a deck remodel, is in your future, here are some initial points to consider on both design and construction.

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