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May Is Deck Safety Month – Is Your Deck at Risk of a Collapse?

A well-built deck should be a fun and enjoyable part of your home; a place to host family barbeques, curl up with a good book on a cool morning, or watch the sun set in the evening. Unfortunately, even though your deck feels sturdy under your feet, it may not be as safe as you […]

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How to Protect the Exterior of Your House From Wood Rot During This Crazy El Nino Season

The normally chipper weathermen and women on the local San Diego news channels have been banging the drums of war for the last few months. “El Nino is coming!” they’ve cried. And so it has come, drenching San Diego in buckets of rainfall that doesn’t show any sign of letting up. This super storm system […]

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Yes, It Is Possible To Overload Your Deck

Every year dozens of decks collapse across the United States causing minor and serious injuries. In almost all cases of deck collapse, overload is a factor. A well-made deck is built to hold a significant amount of weight, but every structure has its limits. It’s important for you as a homeowner to realize that your […]

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Deck Collapses Do Happen – Deck Safety Month Reminder

  May is Deck Safety Month and serves as a good reminder for all homeowners to take a little time this coming weekend to check and make sure their deck is structurally sound. Over many years, a deck’s support can weaken, increasing the chances of a dangerous collapse. According to the International Association of Certified […]

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Fire Season Started Early In San Diego, Time To Cut Back Your Brush

Fire season got off to big and early start last month. A combination of dry vegetation, Santa Ana winds, and high temperatures ignited wildfires throughout in San Diego in May, which burned thousands of acres in Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido, and Camp Pendleton. Unfortunately, over a dozen homes also succumbed to the […]

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The Vince Lombardi Method of Deck Repair

There is no substitute for work – Vince Lombardi Super Bowl XLVIII will soon be here, and as the hottest teams clash to make it to the big day, I find myself thinking about legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi. Lombardi is considered by many to be the best coach in football history. Although Lombardi made […]

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What It Means To Be A Master Deck Professional

Last month, we were proud to announce that Jeff Mudd, the owner of Best-Rate Repair, earned his certification as a Deck Master Professional from the North American Deck & Railing Association. In order to receive this certification, Jeff had to complete four advanced courses and pass a test for each course. The courses were: Understanding […]

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Jeff Mudd Certified As A Master Builder Through The North American Deck and Railing Association

At Best-Rate Repair, we’ve been building and repairing decks all over San Diego and San Diego County for over ten years. In other words, we know a thing or two about building decks, but that doesn’t mean we know everything. In any given field, there is always more to learn and new techniques to master. […]

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What A Deck Inspection Entails

As we mentioned in our last blog post, May is Deck Safety Month, which makes this the opportune time to call Best Rate Repair and request a free deck inspection. Our wood repair experts can let you know that your deck is safe for your family and friends to enjoy or if there are any […]

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Different Levels of a Deck Repair – Part Four

Complete Deck Rebuild and Complete Rebuild with Design Changes  Deck repairs come in all shapes and sizes, but most of them can be categorized into seven different levels: Cleaning Adding Features Replacing Handrails Replacing Handrail & Deck Boards Reinforce and/or Replacing Components of the Substructure Complete Rebuild Complete Rebuild and Design Changes For the final […]

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