Patio Building and Deck Solutions - If you live in a cold climate,
you're probably not planning on building a deck this winter. However,
this would give you plenty of time to design one. I'm going to share
something with you today, that I rarely share with homeowners and other
do-it-yourself deck builders.
- Keep The Wood
Away From Soil - Deck Building Fundamentals - I can't tell you how
many decks I have seen constructed by deck building professionals that
just don't make much sense to me. I've seen contractors, homeowners and
other so-called professionals make the same mistakes year after year and
it doesn't seem like it's ever going to stop.
- Superior Deck
Building Ideas - Books With A Lot Of Pictures - If you don't know
anything about building decks, and you want to get some great
information, I suggest that you pay close attention, because the
information that I am about to reveal could turn any inexperienced
do-it-yourselfer into a deck building professional.
Deck Stair Building Tips - Materials - If you're not familiar with
stair building or deck construction, you need to make sure that you read
this article, because it could make the difference between building a
deck with a set of stairs that will last for a long time or start giving
you grief within a few years.
- Simple Deck
Repairs Anyone Can Make - Damaged Decking Boards - If you have a
deck that is in desperate need of repair, I would like to share a few
tips with you, to ease your pain and suffering. Especially if this
involves spending a lot of money or doing the work yourself on the
weekends, instead of golfing with your friends.
Deck Building Fundamentals Starts with Books -
If you're planning on building a small deck and don't know anything
about deck construction, I suggest that you go down to your local
library or bookstore to purchase or check out a book about deck building
- Don't Get
Robbed by Your Deck Building Contractor - I don't know how many
times I run into situations where the homeowner fell in love with the
first contractor that came to their home. They never took the time to
get any more estimates and ended up getting robbed by their deck
building contractor. Don't let this happen to you.
- Avoiding Patio
and Deck Building Construction Nightmares - One of the worst things
that could ever happen to anyone who is building a patio or deck is
overpaying your contractor for an inferior product. If you're not
planning on getting at least three estimates, it's your own fault.
- Low Profile Deck
Building Problems - For those of you who don't know what a
low-profile deck is, it would be any deck that is built within 12 inches
of the ground. If you're seriously thinking about building a deck that
is going to be closer than 12 inches to the soil, I would like to share
something with you.
- Deck Building
Basics Start with a Good Design - If you don't really know what kind
of a deck you want to build, try to do a little research at your local
library or bookstore. If you find a book with a picture of the deck that
you would like to build in your yard or something similar to the deck
that you would like to build, purchase or check the book out so that you
can start designing your new deck.
- Creating a
New Look for Your Outdoor Deck - So you're tired of looking at the
same old deck, day after day and you want to do something different, but
you really don't want to spend a lot of money. Let me see if I can give
you a couple of ideas, so that you can create a new look for your
Deck Problems From Poor Planning - One of the biggest problems with
do-it-yourselfers is that they don't take enough time planning the
project. They look at a picture of a deck in a magazine or book and then
put a picture of the new deck in their mind, already attached to their
Building Problems Create Unhappy People - It's not hard to imagine
that problems create unhappy people and if you're new deck isn't built
right, there's a good chance that you will be an unhappy person in the
near future. Let's examine a few of the deck building problems that can
create unhappy people.
- Deck Repairs
and Maintenance - One of the most important things to remember about
your deck is that it's outside and most decks are built using wood and
wood over time can become damaged if not maintained properly.
- Finding a
Good Deck Building Contractor - If you're planning on building a new
deck and are looking for a good building contractor, I've got a few tips
that you can use that can help you get to the bottom of something that
most homeowners find so difficult, hiring a good deck building
- Designing Your
Deck First to Save Money - Let me think here for a moment, is
everyone in the world interested in saving a couple of dollars or is it
just me and a few people that I know. Designing your deck before you
build it can save you a lot of money, if you plan properly.
Twice, before Using an Online Deck Building Referral Service - It's
hard to imagine all the contractors that are working today and dealing
with these online contractor referral services. Some contractors have
chosen to pay the high price that comes along with purchasing a job lead
from these people.
- Anyone Can Build
a Deck - Construction Advice - Working in the construction business
for over 30 years and listening to homeowners, tell me how fortunate I
am to have the ability to work on my own home. It kind of makes me feel
good to hear them praise me and when I have completed their project,