When we moved into our house on Bainbridge Island, I could see that I would need to replace the deck. It had been exposed to too many soggy Puget Sound winters. That summer I pulled the old deck apart and sawed it into stove-sized chunks. We burnt it in our woodstove that winter. I didn't build a new
Is your old concrete patio an eyesore? You can avoid the cost and If you want a standard decking design—all the deck boards running one direction—all you need are rows of parallel sleepers. If you want a more . To cover the ends of the sleepers, we used a deck “fascia” board made from 1 2-in.-thick PVC. We cut the
Vinyl decking protects your deck and beautifies your outdoor living space. The Dek-Master vinyl deck covering from Ducan is waterproof, easy to apply, and long lasting. What are most people looking for when they are planning to construct a new deck or extend the old one? An attractive "outdoor living space", well
Here's the bad news: Every deck should have an annual cleaning. Assuming they have been maintained regularly, most decks can be revived with just a deck cleaner. Some products, like Thompson's Deck Wash ($10, 1 gal. covers 250 sq. ft.), you mix in a bucket and apply to the deck; others, like GE's Weathermate ($30,
Adding a roof to an existing deck can create an unsafe situation. A regular deck can support a certain amount of weight per square foot, but a roofed deck requires significantly more support because of the added weight of the roof. Larger footings - and in the case of certain types of roofs, additional footings
Vinyl decking is used to waterproof deck flooring on old decks, porches, and balconies.
I'm assuming the existing deck is getting old & unsightly. Maybe even rotting in a few places. No matter what you put over the top of it the strength of the deck is still only as good as what you are covering. Also, you will be expediting the deterioration of the deck. If you want a good synthetic surface that is