It took myself about 3 weeks from digging the footings 42 inches deep and installing the forms. The next step was to bolt the ledger board to the brick. The floor joists were then installed 16 inches on center and secured with Tecos. The Trex was th
A complete entertainment space created in the chicago suburbs. The 600 s.f. deck includes a 14' vinyl gazebo with windows, and a recessed therapy spa. Designed for the kids to spend more time around the house this funzone has become a favorite plac
After two bids for new steps came in at $1700 and $1200 from deck contractors and being handy enough to do a reclaimation project myself, I repaired and moved 10 year old quality cedar steps to a new location on our all ceder deck.
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I have worked in the concrete business for a while, and have seen examples of bad pours and good pours of concrete. Below is an article about why concrete cracks and what should be done to prevent or minimize cracking.
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I recently owned a decorative concrete company, and in the years of working, I came across few customers who knew how concrete should be installed, and many contractors who took shortcuts when installing concrete patios, walkways, and such.