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How to Add Shade to Your Deck

If every time you step onto your deck you feel like you’re on the surface of the sun it may be time for you to add some shade to your deck. There are tons of options available from large canopies to awnings so you can find the best choice for you...
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Deck Staining Tips

As the days start getting warmer it becomes quite apparent that summer will be here before you know it. If you’ve decided that your deck needs to be stained or sealed, then it is very important for you to take the time now and learn how to do it right...
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How to Get Your Deck Ready for Entertaining

Your deck is done, the weather has been nice and you feel like your ready to start entertaining guests on your deck. The first thing you want to be sure of is that all your guests will be safe and secure when using your deck so it is best to get your...
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Should I Build A Deck By Myself?

Many homeowners ask themselves at some point “Should I add a deck to my backyard?” and the answer is of course you should. The real question you should be asking is should you build the deck by yourself or hire a professional to do the job...
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Great Outdoor Lighting Techniques For Your Deck

After all the hard work you put into designing and building your deck you should be able to enjoy its beauty all day and well after the sun goes down. Which is why there are tons of options available like outdoor lighting that can help you be able to...
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How to Evaluate Your Home for a Deck Addition

In the summertime there’s nothing quite like a deck for cooking out, entertaining, or simply relaxing. In addition to boosting outdoor living space, a deck can be an asset when you sell your home. Adding a deck will give you a significant return on...
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How to Detect and Treat Dry Rot

Dry rot is a tricky enemy to fight for many homeowners. It is a fungus that can cause mildew, mold, staining, or decay in wood and like any fungus, all that’s required is some heat, moisture, dirt, and a dark place to grow. Here are some tips to help...
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Common Code Violations Many Homeowners Make

A great DIYer will know a lot about all the tools and techniques that go into building your home as well as knowing about all the building codes that exist too. Any home improvement projects that are done must comply with the codes in place and be able...
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What Options are Available When Building a Deck?

 If you’re planning on building a new deck or simply upgrading an old one there are many decking material choices to consider before making your final decision. When decks were first being built wood material like hardwood and cedar were almost the...
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How to Install a Spa on Your Deck

Decks come in various shapes, sizes, and styles and they can all be equipped with extra accessories to make them the perfect place to spend your time entertaining guests and enjoying yourself. Choosing the right accessories to add to your deck all depends...
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