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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-23-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By harvcr
I've never seen a deck with a drainage system but...

I've never seen a deck with a drainage system but I think it is a pretty cool idea since you have a patio underneath. I'm pretty sure there are some deck companies that offer this service. I suggests...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-23-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By harvcr
The deck of my house is a one level deck but that...

The deck of my house is a one level deck but that wasn't my choice, the deck came with the house when I bought it. It is a pretty small deck since where I live land is pretty expesive and backyards...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-23-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By harvcr
Metallic Decking Vs Wood Decking

Which one do you prefer and why?
Do you like the low maintenance that the metallic decking brings or do you still prefer to own the old fashioned wooden deck?

I think I'll go for wood for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-23-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By harvcr
I think the people who are getting ripped off is...

I think the people who are getting ripped off is because they didn't did enough research for the company or professional they hired. I suggests to look for several options before hiring someone. Ask...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-23-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By harvcr
Structural Decking Tips

Here are some tips when you start building your brand new deck:

1) Create a list of materials: When this list is complete, you will be able to set a budget for your deck project by getting an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-21-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By harvcr
Vinyl is a very good way to go but if you really...

Vinyl is a very good way to go but if you really want to go for the least amount of maintenance then I suggest that you use plastic composite decks since they don't rot or splinter, no coating, no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-21-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By harvcr
If you want to make a total deck make-over you...

If you want to make a total deck make-over you should scrub your wooden deck with sand paper, getting rid of all the current paint and coating. Make sure your deck looks smooth and nice. Replace any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-21-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By harvcr
I think a good way to go about this is to...

I think a good way to go about this is to clean/wash your deck to make it look as good as possible. I personally use sandpaper right after it is clean to make sure the deck is uniform and smooth....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-21-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By harvcr
Jarah Deck tiles.

Does any of you use deck tiles on your deck?

Jarah Deck tiles look kind of fancy and good looking. It is said that these styles of square tiles allow the home owner to create individual patterns...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-21-2007, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,833
Posted By harvcr
Coposite Vs Wood decking.

Do you prefer composite decking or wood decking?
I've come across a dilemma on choosing the material for my new deck and I'm not sure if I should go for composite materials or wood. :(
What do you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-21-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By harvcr
I recommend using trex because it is a low...

I recommend using trex because it is a low maintenance material and has many advantages over wood. It is more durable, you don't have to paint it or stain it, it has no harmful chemicals, no rotting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-21-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By harvcr
I'm currently using aluminum furniture on my deck...

I'm currently using aluminum furniture on my deck as well but I've been thinking of switching to wood furniture that would match very well with my deck. I think wood furniture would enhance the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-21-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,832
Posted By harvcr
Wood deck painting

What kind of coat and paint do you recommend for a wooden deck?
I'm looking for something that would actually enhance the natural color of my deck, I would like a brownish color.
What do you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-10-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,380
Posted By harvcr
Tiger Claws??? That is great! What I like about...

Tiger Claws??? That is great! What I like about tiget claws is that they reduce splitting, splintering, cupping and rotting of the deck and makes the wood looks good.
I'm still using reguar screws...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-10-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By harvcr
Yes there are some kind of stains/coats that not...

Yes there are some kind of stains/coats that not only keep the natural color but it enhances they way the wood looks. I personally like to have a brownish wood for my deck and when applying this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By harvcr
Metallic decks sound such a good idea but I don't...

Metallic decks sound such a good idea but I don't think I'll choose this kind of deck over wooden decks. I don't know, I just think gives a great look to a house, it brings something like a natural...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By harvcr
How often should I repaint my deck?

Just a simple question. How often do you think a deck should be repainted?
My sister repaints her deck almost every summer but I think this is a little too much.
What do you recommend?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By harvcr
I think you should keep in mind the dryness of...

I think you should keep in mind the dryness of the place where you live. If you think that your area is pretty dry, then I don' recommend using IPE. It is said that if the humidity is lower than 35%...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By harvcr
Hey Deckman, I recommend you use Western Red...

Hey Deckman,
I recommend you use Western Red Cedar wood for your decking. I truly think this is your best shot because the Western Red Cedar holds up well in rain, sun, heat, and cold. The only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By harvcr
I must agree that 5 years doesn't seem to be old...

I must agree that 5 years doesn't seem to be old enough to show any degradetion at all. Remember that wood lasts for lots of years. Depending on where you live things degradate faster than in other...
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