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How to Combat Ponding on Your Plastic Deck

By admin - Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2011

Ponding water on a deck can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare.  Water that remains on a deck 48 hours or more indicates not enough slope or that sagging or settlement of the deck’s structure has occurred.  But with proper design, installation and regular inspection, you can prevent ponding conditions before they develop into extensive and [...]

Making an Old Deck Look New

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Most homeowners dread the work involved with making their old decks look new.  Extracting the screws, nails and stubborn rotted boards is merely the beginning.  Then comes the stripping, staining and challenge of making the replacement railings and decking boards match the others.  And it’s no surprise that doing the work yourself will cost one-third [...]

Arranging your Deck Furniture to Make the Most of its Space

By admin - Last updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011

Nothing beats a beautiful deck for summer BBQs and outdoor gatherings, especially when your deck is spacious and functional.  In fact, decks can be so comfortable, you forget you’re outside.  But we’ve all been to gatherings on decks where there’s too much furniture and not enough room to stand or too little furniture leaving all [...]

Decorative Baluster Ideas for Your Plastic Deck

By admin - Last updated: Sunday, July 31, 2011

If you believe the expression “God is in the details” then installing decorative balusters can make an ordinary deck heaven on earth.  Whether you’re changing out the rails or building a brand new deck, balusters affect the overall look and theme.  Decks are versatile outdoor spaces used as entertainment areas for parties and barbeques or [...]

Composite Decking

By admin - Last updated: Monday, November 8, 2010

Many of us enjoy sitting on our decks during the summer months, but one thing that many of us hate are the bugs. Wood decking has a tendency to attract bugs such as termites, wood bees and wood roaches. Bugs can cause not only a problem when trying to entertain; it can also be dangerous [...]

The Importance of Swimming Pool Decking

By admin - Last updated: Monday, April 26, 2010

With summer coming, everyone is surely excited about the grand opening of the neighborhood swimming pools.  However, for a pool owner there are a number of safety precautions that need to be taken into consideration in order to protect guests from accidents.  Knowing that the little extra safety issues are tended to, allows the owner [...]

Deck Rail Safety is Important

By admin - Last updated: Monday, April 19, 2010

The railing on a deck is one of the most visible elements of these functional yet beautiful structures. The railings on a deck are one of the main focal elements in the design of this type of structure. Not only can these railings be an attractive design element they also add safety to an outdoor [...]

Deck Railings Add Safety and Beauty

By admin - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2010

Deck railings are an essential part of a vinyl deck. This can add beauty to a home and also is important for safety. A deck railing helps keep one from falling because the railing creates a barrier. This is a necessary part of safety equipment on any plastic deck. Not only is deck railing added [...]

Tips for Building a Gazebo with Synthetic Lumber

By admin - Last updated: Friday, September 18, 2009

There are many modern building material options for the average Do It Yourselfer to consider before diving into their next out-door construction project. Literally dozens of manufacturers are producing composite decking material that combines the wear resistance of man made technologies and the environmental considerations too keep a project “In the Green.” The benefits to [...]