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Tim Kidd
Timothy Kidd
Decks by Dak
Bruce And Judy Verblaauw V7
Bruce and Judy Verblaauw
NJ Decks and Railings
Author John Graber
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Graber Outdoors
Trex Pro Aaron Gray
Aaron Gray
Custom Deck Solutions LLC
Featured Blog Post
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Maximize Your Backyard Space With 10 Deck and Patio Combo Ideas
Some designers attempt the challenging design feat of incorporating both a deck AND a patio into their backyards — these tips help readers find creative ways to include the two that doesn't sacrifice the quality of either.
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10 Deck & Patio Awning Ideas to Create a Shaded Outdoor Space
August 09, 2023
Awnings are a great way to add shade to your deck or patio. Check out our awning ideas and get inspired to create your dream backyard today!
Deck And Patio Decorating Ideas
Deck and Patio Decorating Ideas
May 19, 2023
Interested in decorating your patio but don't know where to start? Discover the best deck and patio decorating ideas to get inspired.
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How To Articles
Drill the Hole.
Footing Installation
Installing footings on a sloped yard
Our inspector explains how to install concrete deck footings on uneven ground.
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Support Long Stringers
Long stair stringers may need extra support from installing a brace at mid-span.
What Is Joist Tape
Deck Framing
Joist Tape: What Is It and Do I Need It?
Dive into the benefits of joist tape and why you need it for your deck build.
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