The International Residential Code (IRC) revamped its deck building code twice recently, in 2009 and 2012. Additions included a prescriptive ledger fastening schedule, new lateral load requirements, and the acceptable location of fasteners on the ledger and house rim. However,… Read More
Archive for February, 2013
Want to add Character to your Deck? Add a Pergola!
Is your new deck missing something? What could it be? Well, what about a Pergola (Seen in the picture to the right)? A pergola is an architectural structure that creates a shaded sitting area using cross-beams and a sturdy open… Read More
Winter Wood Fence Maintenance Tips to get your Fence ready for Spring
While winter may be in full swing, it is time to start thinking about the spring. Before you know it, the weather will begin to warm up and you will want to start entertaining guests outdoors. But what shape will… Read More