Archive | December, 2011

Creating A Great Backyard Ambiance

The Fundamentals of Deck Lighting If you’ve spent a lot of time, effort and money turning your backyard into a pleasant and relaxing sanctuary, you’ll want to make sure you can enjoy it as much as possible whether the sun is out or not. Deck lights can give your backyard a beautiful and peaceful ambiance […]

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The Termite Grinch

Termites have a certain Grinchiness to them. They certainly don’t mind sneaking into your house or ruining your Christmas with all the damage they create. The holidays aren’t an ideal time to get termites, but when is? If you find the little suckers (or maybe I should say “little biters”), sampling the wooden structures in […]

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Is your Deck Ready for the Holidays?

The BBQ season is over, and that deck you’ve used all spring, summer and fall is probably more than ready for a little TLC. Now may be the time for a pressure wash, some sealant and a little maintenance if necessary. Many home improvement contractors are idle in the winter, which means they are in […]

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Protecting Your Deck – Part Two

Lessons From A Repentant Deck Owner In the last post, I provided tips for prepping and cleaning your deck. Now… Part Two: Staining and Sealing the Deck Now you are ready to begin the deck staining or sealing process. Make sure to choose a stain or sealer that repels water, resists mildew and prevents fading […]

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Protecting Your Deck – Part One

Lessons From A Repentant Deck Owner One of the first things that I’m going to do this weekend is to clean and seal my deck. Doesn’t sound like that much fun, but it’s better than replacing the deck, which is exactly what I had to do last fall. The old deck finally gave out after […]

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