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Eugene Clayton

U.S.
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I would be happy to answer any question reguarding the construction of decks, composites verses natural materials, structure support systems,railing applications,stair design, how to figure stairs etc.. Pretty much anything that has to do with decks and or porches.

Tony Wood

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions pertaining to deck design and construction and offer insight into the pros and cons of various designs and materials options.

Daniel Humphrey

U.S.
Available
I can answer all questions concerning design and construction of outdoor wooden decks and stairways, particularly those suitable for timberframe homes, and especially for colder climates where snow is a factor.

Mark Morsching

U.S.
Available
Deck framing and attachment, deck building

Michael Romano

U.S.
Available
I can answer any questions relating to decks, porches, exterior stairs & railings, walkways, access ramps, pergolas, deck roofs, screen rooms, etc... These may include design ideas, footing to framing design & construction methods, various species of woods vs. composites & pvc/vinyl materials for decking, skirting, or railing applications. I also have expertise in various rain-free systems for under-deck storage & living spaces.

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2017-01-14 Lumber question...:

Hi David,      I am not aware of any products that would substantially increase the useful life of treated lumber as it pertains to ground contact.  There are a variety of stains and sealers that offer

2017-01-14 Lumber question...:

I would use pressure-treated lumber and not add any other preservative. You can look for pieces of wood that are free from sapwood--the outer part of the tree that is the most susceptible to rot. If you

2017-01-14 Lumber question...:

Hello David,          Thanks for the question. I don't actually use the stuff often myself, since most of what I do rarely involves direct burial of any wood. I am not sure what the best stuff would be

2016-11-18 Deck:

Hi Ronn,    In much the same way that a good parent sometimes has to tell there children no to something they really want, I feel strongly that any good contractor would try to dissuade you from going

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