Can I convert my back deck to a screened porch? Replace that hot bug magnet with a cool, sheltered outdoor room? Yes, you can — depending on a number of factors.
Archive for ‘Deck footings’
What is a “freestanding deck” and Why would you want one?
What is a “freestanding” deck? Some freestanding decks stand alone in the yard, but many are right next to a house. What makes a deck truly freestanding is that it is self-supporting….But, why would someone want her deck freestanding?…
Can’t understand your deck contractor? Here’s help
Are you confused about deck construction terms? Don’t know a trellis from lattice? I can help you speak like a contractor. Oh, cross that out. Make it: “Speak to a contractor.”
How Safe is Your Deck?
How safe is your deck? Every year residential decks fail and collapse, killing or injuring homeowners, their family and friends….Two primary causes of catastrophic deck failure are improper attachment to the house and inadequate footings….you can easily remedy this yourself….But correcting inadequate footing requires a professional….