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How can I replace a pergola ledger that's right under-roof?

I was thinking about replacing my older deck/pergola. I’m planning to do a similar build of the existing deck and feel somewhat confident with the framing and posts. However, I could use some guidance ...
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Melting snow on the deck leaked into the house. Is my deck flashing incorrect or insufficient?

Last fall I had a small deck built to replace three masonry stoops that were falling apart. The sheathing behind the stoops was not flashed and was rotting. The contractor did a good job as far as I ...
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Does anyone know how to identify a composite deck board by serial number on the board?

I am working on a deck from 2007. The builder told the homeowner he was installing Trex. The boards warped and became uneven and are stained. I sent pictures to Trex and they deny the boards are ...
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Need to replace siding after deck removal, rim joist is exposed

Ripped out a deck to install a patio. The deck was attached directly to the rim joist(idk?) And now it's exposed. Do I need to put anything over it or can I simply install a replacement piece of ...
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angled bracket to attach a beam to a post?

I am in the planning stages to build a deck around an oval pool. I have angles like the picture shows below (probably 30 degrees).. Is there a bracket i can use instead of the connection shown? NY ...
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How to stop redwood decks from creaking

My home was built brand new in 2016. I have a front porch and two back decks made of redwood and they all creak so badly, it's almost embarrassing... Anyone have any tips on how to quite them down?
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How can I replace this roof deck

So my friend has a 20 x 20 roof deck that is laid on top of a concrete roof. The rood is pitched an there is drainage at the corner. The current deck is about 8 years old and is curling, splitting and ...
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Replacing Kool decking

I want to replace my cracked and bumpy Kool deck. What do I need to do to take it completely off my pool deck?
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Will deck stain darken with a longer drying time?

I had my deck professionally cleaned and stained with a dark oil this weekend. The guy did 2 coats on half of the deck then had to stop due to rain. He came back a few hours later when it was dry and ...
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Deck stairs location/distance help

I'm in the process of repairing my old deck and while doing so, I want to relocate it's stairs. My question is, how do I determine how far my last stair should be or where I should build a concrete ...
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How to delay or slow down rot in deck post?

My deck is almost 7 years old. I was concern about rotting in deck post. So i did dig carefully around one of the deck post for 6-8 inches down and i think i didnt see sign of rot yet. This post set ...
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best way to plug unused screw holes in wood deck

my redwood 2x6 decking was originally screwed in from the top. the wood is in pretty decent shape, so i’m going to: remove the planks put joist tape on the joists flip the planks over use hidden ...
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Are my plans feasible?

Have an area I want to add some deck'g 2 in order to expand the space of a concrete porch. Fr. wall of house outward I'm going 12'by 6'. R 2-2x12x12 enuf? to support 1x6x6 planking. The 2x12x12s will ...
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Reduce lateral movement for polycarbonate roof over existing deck?

So we are in the process of adding a polycarbonate roof (suntuf) over our existing deck. It's an A-frame roof with different pitches on each side (because I tried where I could to tie my posts into ...
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Concrete Steps with Top Wooden Riser

I recently purchased a home and am working through some deferred maintenance issues. One issue is the front steps. There is a set of concrete stairs leading to a concrete landing and the issue is the ...
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Replacing two skylights from an array of five, flat-adjacent roof

the two skylight have been leaking for quite a while which can be attributed to a poor job by me, improper layering, and mistakes in Forti Flash installation. It is 12 years old; it is a rolled roof ...
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Floating deck substructure—which is the better approach?

I'm planning a 16x19' ground-level floating deck, using deck blocks (they work well in my area). A big box store gave me a rough deck plan and materials which I've laid out (option 1), but I've seen a ...
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Need to replace deck post, flush with home foundation

I'm planning to replace a number of deck posts. Currently, my deck posts all go straight into the ground. For the posts I replace, I want to pour concrete footings. However, one of the posts is right ...
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How to cover exposed OSB flooring

I built a playhouse for my daughters a few years ago and it has a porch that is just part of the flooring (OSB housing floor) - I had painted the floor and that seemed ok for a while but now it's ...
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10’ steel H beam cantilever

Im trying to create a deck off my sunroom that will be at the pools edge. The deck will be 27’ L x 10’ W (from the sunroom glass doors) and the deck will be a height of 10’. Trying to calculate the ...
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Composite post sleeves deteriorating

I have several 4x4 deck railing posts wrapped in composite sleeves. Some of the sleeves are rotting or deteriorating and I’m looking for solutions. I have considered replacing them but the colors of ...
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Bring composite deck back to life

Is there a way to enhance the look of a composite deck ? This deck was built 5 years ago and looks little worn out. To make matters worse there were some paint droplets on the deck and i used a metal ...
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Treehouse Construction

I want to run a treehouse design idea by you all. I'm building a treehouse around a tree (not drilling into tree). Beam is 20 feet by 10 feet. I have six, 6x6s, on concrete footings. I'm struggling ...
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How can I correct the rusting as seen here on deck railing?

I have a couple of questions. I have gotten tradepersons to install new deck railing back in Dec 2018. So it is about 2.5 years old. However I can already see some rust sipping out to the surface. One ...
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Waterproofing flat balcony over a shed

I have a kid's club house built over a shed part of it exposed as a balcony with flat floor no roof over it . The old floor was an OSB flooring badly damaged with water, so I replaced it with a new ...
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How can I add a roof over the existing Deck?

I know how to build a cover, I just don't know how to attach it to the existing deck. Something like this:
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How to install a vinyl fence gate on a pool deck?

I am trying to install a vinyl fence between a deck and the pool in a backyard. The homeowner wants the fence (Wam Bam Vinyl Fence system) to run the width of the backyard until it gets to the deck ...
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Removing excess Decking Oil

I have oiled my decking for the 1st time yesterday and on checking it today there are patches where I have applied too much and these patches are shiny and sticky. Whats the best approach for removing ...
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Deck trimming lumber option

I am building a deck with 2x8 joists so the trim would be around 2x10 to have a look like these: OR However, I am not sure which materials to choose. Option 1 This one is pressure treated but it ...
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Decking on a Metal Roof

I can't say for sure that I've ever seen a deck on a metal roof... is it against code? If not, can anyone point me in the right direction for information about building a deck (or a crows nest) on top ...
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Cracks on Decking

I just moved into a first-floor apartment with a small wood deck in the front, and just last week I applied two layers of teak oil coating. Before that, I cleaned and brushed it with a special wood ...
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Decking boards with grooves on both sides

I'm planning a deck build in the UK. The 3 biggest DIY retailers here all seem to sell decking boards which are grooved on both sides. There's a lot of mixed advice from the videos/instructions I've ...
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Can I span 36” with SYP 2x4 laying flat as roof decking

I’m redoing my garage roof, which has a 12” slope over 14’. I have left over SYP 2x4’s and some microlam beams, but only enough to set at 36” OC. Can I span 36” with 2x4 SYP as my decking instead of ...
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Rot or mold on the underside of deck

Anyone know what this stuff is? Had boards similar looking to these on our deck two months back, ripped the bad boards out, but the neighboring boards acquired the same ailment since then. Ripped ...
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Covered porch drainage?

Currently, the porch uses tongue and groove boards that are painted. I think they might be original to the house. Whenever it rains hard, water will get on the porch. The water sits there in puddles. ...
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Metal railing mounted on composite decking and composite joists

Is there a way to provide additional support to a metal railing mounted to a composite deck board? The long run of top railing sways a lot and will easily take off the screws in some time. The height ...
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