I can answer questions pertaining to deck design and construction and offer insight into the pros and cons of various designs and materials options.
I am a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years I have owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina.
Several Home improvement articles published on Angie's List and other online forums.
High School graduate ~ proficient in CAD (computer aided design), Open Office program suite.
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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
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
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
Hi Tom, Based on the information you provided I think the light duty ones from Lowes will be fine. The issues you are likely to have with a post base are as follows: Strength - in some applications
Hi Angel, If you use the entire run with the amount of rise indicated the steps will be unusually long (and odd looking). Unless there is a compelling reason to use the entire run I would recommend