May , Keep your deck looking its best and save feet from splinters by applying a new stain and sealant every year or so Cost That depends on the size of your deck, the level of soil and the type of wood If you need But if you d like to maintain its rich reddish brown color, you ll need to do maintenance.
Apr , A cement composite that is durable, water resistant and malleable has been created by engineers It has such The current construction on Milwaukee s Hoan Bridge, for example, includes replacement of just such a bridge deck that will cost millions to make the bridge safe for another years In addition
That difference is composite decking swells over time Whereas pressure treated wood shrinks over time For that reason, you need to space them accordingly (according to the instructions) when you re installing your deck If you don t allow adequate spacing during the installation phase, then you ll be paying the price
Composite decking is also pricey, and in more ways than one The decking planks themselves can cost more than five times as much as pressure treated lumber, and two to three times more than outdoor lumber such as cedar or redwood But a composite deck also needs more framing than a wood deck typically you need
Jan , Offensive pick up lines notwithstanding, a deck is a great place to bring the ladies, enjoy a cookout with friends, or just to enjoy some alone time to work on your pick up lines One of the first things to consider when building a deck is what type of material to use While many opt for synthetic deck materials in
Dec , This gives the decking an engineered resistance that also makes it resistant to insects and rotting Such material will never split or crack and most manufacturers offer warranties for as long as ten years Costs are higher but in the long run the maintenance free nature and the longevity make it an affordable
Nov , ,, Extruded Synthetic Wood Composition and Method for Making Same, have enjoyed some commercial utility as being a relatively cost efficient means of re using materials, which might otherwise be wasted, in the manufacture of lumber like products which are relatively strong, dimensionally
Jan , The substructure will almost surely be constructed with treated lumber but the decking itself can be wood or one of a variety of composite materials There s plenty of low cost software available today to take fundamental designs (like those shown above) and allow you to model them on any PC in
Jun , In this video, Shannon shows you how to install the top decking material on the framed On the other hand, I ve gain a deep respect for professionals and their quotes on cost labor my deck is approximately ft off the ground I was considering synthetic wood but I may use treated wood instead.
Wood porch flooring is classic From tongue in groove decking to traditional pine to exotic woods you have many choices Treated decking needs regular maintenance to prolong the life of your porch Bob Vila s renovation of an naturally to a driftwood grey It is also one of the most maintenance free flooring materials.
Feb , Jim Cline, CEO of , helped turn around the global leader in backyard decks made out of alternatives to wood in business accounting His first job was as a cost accountant for a division of Eaton (ETN) in Roxboro, N.C I learned a lot by being willing to do everything from payroll to inventory, he said.