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2016-08-30 Decks - New Deck Beams:

    They do look abnormally aged. Are you sure that they are pressure treated? If they are not, then they absolutely must be replaced! What state are you in. I'm in NJ, and we have nice looking pressure

2016-08-29 Decks - New Deck Beams:

Hi Annette,          Yes, Bondo sounds pretty ridiculous to me too. I have never heard of using Bondo on wood like that. Those girders look to be possibly 4x6 or 4x8. It's hard to tell from the photos

2016-08-23 Decks - deck:

Hey David,          Would it be possible for you to take either a circular saw or cut-off tool (like a 4"-6" or so grinder) with a masonry blade, and cut a horizontal slit into the stones and mortar? You

2016-08-17 Decks - Deck sealing:

Hey Shaun,          Now, I'm more of a carpenter and deck builder than a painter or someone necessarily experienced with various sealing products...but I'll tell you what I can. :-)        You are correct

2016-08-17 Decks - Sealing a deck:

Hi Shaun,    I must say I am skeptical of using plywood for the flooring of an un-roofed deck and even more so of sealing it with the products you specified.  There are specific and legitimate reasons

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