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More on Deck Stains

I thought I’d share more on deck stains for those who are just starting out or need a primer. There are basically three types of stain products Water-based – surface-laying and form-filming Acrylic-based -surface-laying and form-filming, and Oil-based – penetrates into the wood. I personally  …read more »

What Deck Stain Should I Use?

When it comes to choosing a deck stain for your deck, there are a lot of options out there – products, types, colors, formulas, etc. In my 20 years plus of deck building experience, I’ve found that the best factors are 1) a good range  …read more »

Railing Connector

Having the main wood selected for a deck project is big. However, without the critical fasteners and connectors to hold it all in place, the project can go south quickly. It’s imperative that you have these seemingly small items in hand as you put the  …read more »

Deck Spacer

We’ve been asked by homeowners and contractors alike on whether to add a gap/space between deck boards. Well, the answer is yes. In addition to there being a deck building code in many states (there’s one here in Georgia that covers this), you want water  …read more »

Deck pieces

Building a deck is so much different than in years past. It used to be that the only material on the market for your decking and railing was wood…whereas today, there are a plethora of different types of products to choose from. When going with  …read more »

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