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Last Activity:07-20-2007 4:39 PM
Posted in thread: I did not know this existed... on 07-23-2007 at 11:23 AM
Wow! I didn't know this existed either! Great link, by the way! I just wonder if it's cost
effective though? Maybe wood decks are still so popular since they're cheaper? Does anyone
Posted in thread: Codes for building a deck on 07-23-2007 at 11:21 AM
Well, I know for sure that if your house is part of an HOA (yuck, hate those), you have to get
permission to add anything onto your house that might make it too different from the other
houses in the ...
Posted in thread: Thinking about a new Deck on 07-20-2007 at 10:37 AM
And there is always the option of doing it yourself! That is what I did, and the only help I
had was from my mother! Yes, my mother! LOL...I found the plans online and then bought
everything I needed ...
Posted in thread: Which Stain Brand should I use? on 07-20-2007 at 10:32 AM
I definitely didn't paint my deck, especially it being a pool deck. Staining seems to work the
best...especially a waterseal stain, which also protects the wood. I think it's Thompson's
waterseal or s...
Posted in thread: Deck Design Ideas on 07-20-2007 at 10:28 AM
Oh yeah, pool decks are great! That's the one I built. I actually had to change the design from
a 4 foot pool to a 3 foot pool and made the actual deck smaller. Boy, was that a chore! But
look at this...
Posted in thread: When Is Deck Maintenance Necessary? on 07-18-2007 at 11:18 PM
This site has some good information: to avoid using pressure washers, which can damage the
wood...and avoid bleach (at least for the first few years). You should do some maintenance once
a year, lik...
Posted in thread: Pressure Treated? on 07-18-2007 at 11:08 PM
I used pressure treated wood on my deck. Didn't have any problems with it and don't know why
they would have changed it. Can't imagine the expense of having to upgrade your deck to any
Posted in thread: Termites... on 07-18-2007 at 11:05 PM
Yes, 5 years isn't quite old enough for the wood to be degraded. It could very well be
termites, or it could be a species of ant that eats wood (carpenter). I had that problem in my
house (luckily not...
Posted in thread: Deck Furniture on 07-18-2007 at 11:00 PM
Yeah, I always used either plastic or aluminum furniture on my deck. Never had wood though!
LOL...probably too expensive! Never actually thought that any particular kind was better than
any other! Smo...
Posted in thread: Piles with Dek Blocks? on 07-18-2007 at 10:54 PM
It might be possible that those 6 views thought they might be able to help but couldn't? I know
that when I made my deck, I only used anchors. They made the deck as stable as a house. I
personally am ...