Deck Safety Checklist: Enjoy without Worrying

Take a moment to consider how much outdoor decks have to put up with year after year – bugs, snow, rain, sunlight, traffic. Should we go on? You get the picture. We all do. What we often fail to see or hardly realize is that deck accidents do happen. They happen due to rotten sections, damaged components, loose railings, and a whole lot more reasons.

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How Well Have You Designed the Deck & Outdoor Layout?

Planning deck layouts is much more than taking a piece of paper and sketching a design. It’s mostly about measuring, taking into consideration the terrain, finding out if there are utility lines running underground, inspecting the land’s inclination, and estimating your particular needs. And that’s just the beginning because once deck builders take over, they need to put all that into practice.

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Best Deck Solutions for Small Spaces

Who said that small decks can’t provide enough room for entertaining and dining – because if we are simply talking about relaxing, one comfy chair will do. Really! Then again, it’s all about finding ways to make the best of a small space.

Small decks are built when the landscape is awkward or when trees, flowerbeds, and bushes get in the way and you don’t want to touch them, or simply when the backyard is small and you have no other option. Read More

Checklist for Outdoor Decking Safety

Deck problems are not always apparent. It often takes a second look to see that the cedar deck is not at its finest moments or that the ipe deck has seen much better days. What would be the outdoor decking safety considerations? Anything from splinters and loose railings to the absence of lighting. Read More