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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,596
Posted By GuRu
Wood decking. Again I think this is nicer. I...

Wood decking. Again I think this is nicer. I think both work, but it is a preference thing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,119
Posted By GuRu
I have plastic. LOL, yeah that is cheap I know....

I have plastic. LOL, yeah that is cheap I know. It works for the size deck I have, plus I am not out there much.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By GuRu
Not big enough. Maybe 10X10 I want a huge deck...

Not big enough. Maybe 10X10
I want a huge deck with the next house I get.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By GuRu
Thanks for that. This is definitely a good...

Thanks for that. This is definitely a good resource.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By GuRu
People who are getting ripped off probably didn't...

People who are getting ripped off probably didn't get more than one estimate. If you get several estimates you should get a pretty good idea of what you should be paying. I don't always suggest with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By GuRu
Wood! I like all wood decks, I think they look...

Wood! I like all wood decks, I think they look nicer. Metallic are probabably pretty easy to maintain though
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By GuRu
My deck does not have one and I have had no...

My deck does not have one and I have had no issues with it so far. Mine is a higher deck off the ground though so I don't know that it needs it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By GuRu
Just a second story deck. You can go out it from...

Just a second story deck. You can go out it from the main floor of my house, but you can't access it from the back. The basement of my house goes out to the back with the deck overhead.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-05-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By GuRu
I have used a pressure washer before, but you do...

I have used a pressure washer before, but you do want to be careful. This can damage your deck even more. You do not want anything high powered. When in doubt, use the hose ;)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-05-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By GuRu
5 years does sound too soon, but I would say that...

5 years does sound too soon, but I would say that it would depend on how well maintained you have kept the deck. If you have neglected it, then it is possible to start seeing this wear and tear. If...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-05-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By GuRu
If, for example, you have a shed built, and it is...

If, for example, you have a shed built, and it is there a certain length of time there is nothing anyone can do. You have to check with the county in which you live to find out the time. I know where...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-17-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By GuRu
Check out this site which has some really cool...

Check out this site which has some really cool designs. I was impressed with the 'Rolling Ridge Deck Co. Inc' picture. It just so happens to be in CO where I intend on living some day!...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-17-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By GuRu
When using this type of wood you just want to...

When using this type of wood you just want to make sure that you are using high quality cutting and drilling tools. It is recommended to only use stainless steel for IPE. As far as the ease in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-17-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By GuRu
I found a good FAQ page on pressure treated wood....

I found a good FAQ page on pressure treated wood. It states that pressure-treated wood poses no danger when handled. You can read through the following web page: http://www.beanteam.com/faq2.html
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-13-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By GuRu
I found a pretty cool site: ...

I found a pretty cool site:
http://www.eplans.com/projects/decks.hwx
They have actual plans and custom designs. Check it out!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-12-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,214
Posted By GuRu
Composite decking tends to be a low-maintenance...

Composite decking tends to be a low-maintenance deck that endures all year round. Cleaning is a breeze and there is no annual staining required. It is a pretty smooth surface, so splinters are rarely...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-12-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By GuRu
What type of deck do you have? As a general...

What type of deck do you have?
As a general rule, wood that is older and more weathered requires a more opaque stain to cover imperfections. I have heard that a solid stain might need...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-12-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By GuRu
A poorly maintained deck quickly turns to a gray...

A poorly maintained deck quickly turns to a gray color. The discoloration is caused by dirt, moss, algae, and other plants (as mentioned by AJH), which soon begin to tear apart the surface of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-12-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By GuRu
-One thing that I would always do is ask for a...

-One thing that I would always do is ask for a list of references and then actually call the references for feedback.
-Don't hire based on lowest price alone. I have found that quality sometimes...
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