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Clean & Restore Your Deck for Longer Lasting Protection

Cleaning decks is one of the most popular wood restoration and power washing projects performed in the country. Every home owner that has a deck made from treated lumber needs to clean and maintain the wood to last for many years and to keep it looking great, year after year. 308 more words

Opaque stain vs paint on your deck: how to choose?

So your deck is old and doesn’t look so good. Should you use opaque (or solid color stain) or paint? How do they cope comparatively with sunlight, moisture, foot wear, cost and wear mode? Click on to find out.

Look out for Deck Destroyers: Guarding against pests and rot on your deck

Look out for “Deck Destroyers”


The two principal deck destroyers are surface damage (like mold) and deep damage (like rot and pests). Let’s look at them in turn: 488 more words

Keep It Tight: Fixing Lifting Boards and Wobbly Handrails on your Deck

Keep It Tight


Decks dry out if not looked after and joints start to fail. This can affect safety and I suggest you keep a “weather eye” out for this. 513 more words

Keeping Mold on a Deck Under Control

Keep Mold Under Control


Mold is the harbinger of much more serous damage. It’s best to keep an eye on it. Here are two things you can do. 360 more words

It's going down...I'm yelling TIMBER

One of our first big demo projects was taking down the deck. Unfortunately, it seemed to have been another DIY project by the previous owner. The deck wasn’t up to code and parts of it were rotted and unstable – basically the opposite of safe. 417 more words

General Renovations