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What Ben Franklin May Have Said About Preventative Wood Maintenance

Ben Franklin was an early advocate of preventive maintenance. He wisely wrote: “A little neglect may breed mischief… for want of a nail, the shoe was lost: for want of a shoe the horse was lost.” Our founding father understood that when seemingly minor repairs are overlooked, they can turn into major problems. In my […]

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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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