Decking & Outdoor Construction Blog

Homeowners, Do This to Your Decks Annually

Homeowners, Do This to Your Decks Annually

Some homeowners take full advantage of their deck space, using it for everything from nightly cooking to regular get-togethers on weekends. At the other end of the spectrum, some homeowners only use theirs to get to and from the backyard. No matter where you fall on...

Turn Your Garage Into A…

Turn Your Garage Into A…

…custom deck or gazebo, home gym, kids playroom, home theater, game or gaming room, arts and crafts studio, or a revenue-generating apartment or Airbnb spot. It’s fun to think of the possibilities for taking a storage space and turning it into something that better...

Please Don’t Leave the Leaves!

Please Don’t Leave the Leaves!

Fall can be such a gorgeous time of year. The eye-catching colors of the leaves are beautiful. So beautiful in fact, that you’re probably not in a big hurry to remove them from where they land. Plus, it’s getting cold and windy outside this time of year. And Mother...

Fireplace Safety on Your Deck: Three Things to Keep in Mind

Fireplace Safety on Your Deck: Three Things to Keep in Mind

Do shorter days and crisp fall air have you excited to take to the great outdoors? Imagine hosting outside gatherings on your deck around a toasty fire, comfortably stargazing at night, or staying warm while watching your favorite football team on your outdoor...

How do I maximize my patio space?

How do I maximize my patio space?

Patios, when designed and furnished appropriately, can become an outdoor living space. Without changing the square footage of your home, you can add an entire living room area with intentional design that maximizes the space. Some of our readers had some tips about...

Three Signs You Need to Replace Your Chain Link Fence

Three Signs You Need to Replace Your Chain Link Fence

Chain link fencing is durable and can last for decades. Like most everything in life, though, it doesn’t last forever. Improper fencing doesn’t protect your yard or home the way it should. In addition, it can be an eyesore to your and your neighbors' properties. Worst...

Are pergolas hard to maintain?

Are pergolas hard to maintain?

When determining what to put in your landscape, it pays to know how much work you are undertaking when you commit to adding something. Pergolas are no different. While they can add beauty and character to your yard, you might be wondering how difficult it is to...

Concrete Repair: Can I Pour New Concrete Over Old?

Concrete Repair: Can I Pour New Concrete Over Old?

When it comes to answering the question, “Can I pour new concrete over my existing stuff?” the cut-and-dry answer is “Yes.” But the real question should be, “Should I pour new concrete over my old?” Read on to see why the answer to that question is more complicated...

Five Ways to Fix a Squeaky, Creaky Deck

Five Ways to Fix a Squeaky, Creaky Deck

If you have a natural wood deck, your lumber can start to slightly twist and turn (called “warping”) over time as it weathers and ages, causing your boards to rub against one another and your deck to pop, creak, or squeak when you walk across it.Additionally,...

The #1 Must-Have for Your Deck or Patio

The #1 Must-Have for Your Deck or Patio

Your Denver residential decking company has installed your custom deck, and it’s a glorious day to enjoy it. Picture this scene…. Your significant other and three close friends are in the nearby hot tub. You’re checking the meat on your rotisserie grill for the summer...