Archive | August, 2011

Deck Danger Number Four: Age/Lack of Maintenance

Just like every other feature of a house, a deck ages over time and eventually needs to be replaced. A deck’s lifespan can be increased dramatically through proper maintenance.   Your deck spends its whole life outside. It must withstand sizzling heat waves, frozen winters, thunder storms, ocean air, termites, fungus, heavy winds, even perhaps […]

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Deck Danger Number Four: Age/Lack of Maintenance

Just like every other feature of a house, a deck ages over time and eventually needs to be replaced. A deck’s lifespan can be increased dramatically through proper maintenance.   Your deck spends its whole life outside. It must withstand sizzling heat waves, frozen winters, thunder storms, ocean air, termites, fungus, heavy winds, even perhaps […]

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Deck Danger Number Four: Age/Lack of Maintenance

Just like every other feature of a house, a deck ages over time and eventually needs to be replaced. A deck’s lifespan can be increased dramatically through proper maintenance. Your deck spends its whole life outside. It must withstand sizzling heat waves, frozen winters, thunder storms, ocean air, termites, fungus, heavy winds, even perhaps earthquakes […]

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Deck Danger Number Three: Poor Construction

To some DIY enthusiasts, a deck can seem like the perfect summer project. Others hire a local handyman to build a deck rather than calling a construction expert in order to save a little money. A deck is actually a complicated project, and poor construction can lead to future problems. Care must be taken to […]

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Why I Will Be Walking A Mile In A Pink Bathrobe

Somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer every 69 seconds. I’m sure most of us have known someone in our lives who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or with another form of cancer. My best friend’s wife has been fighting a rare form of cancer for some time now. She has […]

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Deck Danger Number Two: Wood Rot

Wood rot is a nasty fungus that feeds on wood. A few errant spores and a little patch of moisture is all it takes to start eating away your deck from the inside out. The fungus that causes wood rot festers in moist environments. Of course, your deck is subject to the elements, but there […]

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Deck Danger Number One: Termites

A single termite is about 3/8” long, but when it and thousands of its closest friends and family decide to snack on your deck, you’ve got a big problem.   Termites eat 24 hours a day, and their delicacy of choice is soft wood. Once they latch onto a food source, like your deck, they […]

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Deck Safety

Hello readers! Deck safety is a serious issue. Many people are injured, even killed, in deck-related accidents each year. To support deck safety awareness, the next four blogs will all deal with a specific deck-related danger. Knowledge is power. Please take some time to read these posts (a new one will go up each week) […]

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