• Creative 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.
  • Advanced 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.
  • Small 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 construction.
  • 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 outdoor deck.
  • Construction 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 home.
  • Deck 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 contractor.
  • 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.
  • Think 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,