Deck Concept

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Although the concept of a “deck” is believed to have come from shipbuilding, it has become a permanent fixture in the landscaping of homes, hotel rooms, vacation rentals, beachside bungalows, trailers, gardens, ponds, etc. By definition, it is a platform like structure that is extending from another structure and which may have railings or stairs attached to it.

The idea of building a deck usually begins when you are attracted to a deck that you have seen elsewhere or a deck ...

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Deck Design

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Now that you have a concept of the style and size of the deck that you want, it is time to think of a design or plan that will help you realize your dream. The addition of a deck to any building or outdoor space will increase the value as well as the enjoyment of the place.

Decks should be built to last a long time. So it is important to take your time in conceiving and planning a deck even ...

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Deck Construction

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Now that the plans are in place, the construction may begin. The most important part of the deck construction is the initial step by which the deck is connected to the house. Unless this connection is water proof, the deck may collapse and the house may get damaged too.

This connection should be designed and preferably engineered by someone who has experience in deck building. The proper metal framing connectors, bolts, appropriate concrete piers, etc are of utmost importance to the ...

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Deck Finishing

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When the deck construction is complete, the next step is to apply finish on the deck so that it will weather well and stay in great condition for many years. An outdoor deck is constantly at the mercy of the natural environment such as water, pollution, wind, heat dust and human activities which may destroy the condition of the wood.

The best way to protect our investment is to paint the deck, stain the bottom of the deck and taking additional ...

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Deck Maintenance

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All that work has paid off and you are enjoying the beauty and convenience of your well designed deck. The whole family, their friends, neighbourhood children, pets, etc love all the extra space to run around and play in.

However protected the wood is, over the years, it is a big challenge to keep it secure and sturdy as well as aesthetically pleasing. Over the years, there are many challenges to the deck such as:

  1. Foot traffic
  2. Furniture scrapes
  3. Grill (and heat produced by ...
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