How to Stagger Deck Boards: A Comprehensive Guide

Building Cumaru Deck

Decking is a popular way to enhance the outdoor space of a home, providing a comfortable area for relaxation, dining, and entertainment. One of the key aspects of building a deck is the arrangement of the deck boards. Staggering deck boards not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but also ensures the structural integrity of …

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Choosing the Right Screw Size for Deck Boards

Deck construction is an art and a science. One of the most common questions that arises when constructing a deck is: “What size screws should I use to fasten deck boards?” The answer to this question is crucial, as the right screw size ensures the longevity and safety of your deck. Let’s delve into the …

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How To Build a Deck Over Concrete

Wood Deck over Concrete

Building a deck over a concrete patio strikes many as a great way to revitalize their backyard. Cover up that old, dirty, cracked concrete slab with the rich, natural beauty of wood; a perfect solution! And it can be…but the reality is that installing a deck over concrete is usually a bad idea. Deck Problems …

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Do You Need a Permit to Build a Deck? A Detailed Guide

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When it comes to home improvement projects like building a deck, one of the most common questions that comes up is, “Do I need a permit?” In most cases, the answer is yes. But the details can vary depending on your locality and the specificities of your project. Why Do You Need a Permit to …

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What is Joist Tape?

The joist tape that we recommend is: DeckWise® WiseWrap® JoistTape™ It’s a flexible polyethylene waterproof wood flashing designed to protect your decking structure. This high-quality material is fortified with a rubberized asphalt mastic adhesive, offering superior protection against moisture. Each roll comes in a generous size of 3 inches wide and 75 feet long, with …

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How to Frame a Deck for a Picture Frame Border

Framing a deck with a picture frame border involves installing the main deck boards and then adding a border that runs around the perimeter. This border not only adds visual appeal but also helps protect the end grain of the main deck boards from moisture damage. Here are the steps to frame a deck with …

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How to Make Your Framing Last as Long as Your Ipe Decking

Deck Framing with Joist Tape

Ipe decking can last up to 75 years with hardly any maintenance. That’s great! But customers often wonder: what about the framing? Deck framing is usually made of pressure treated pine. It’s cheap, easy to install, and readily available. But pressure treated pine is only rated to last about 15 years. So why would you …

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