Topic: Decks and Patios

Video: Proper Deck Board Orientation

SANTA ROSA – Host, Sarah Rutan: When building a deck, it’s important to consider which side up you should place the deck boards. Today we’re in Santa Rosa with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jim MacKillop of MacKillop Construction to learn more. Diamond…Read More

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Proper Deck Board Orientation

SANTA ROSA – When it comes to building a deck, one important consideration is which side up the deck boards should face. While it may seem intuitive to place boards with their most attractive side facing upward, a better criteria for…Read More

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Video: Deck Maintenance Intervals

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you have an exterior wood deck, it’s important to know the appropriate intervals for maintenance measures like sealing. Today we’re in South San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Radu Binzari to learn more. Diamond…Read More

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Proper Intervals for Deck and Tile Sealing

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO − Most people understand the importance of home maintenance, but not everyone knows the proper intervals at which to perform various tasks. Two common instances of this are the sealing of wood decks and tile surfaces. Deck sealing To…Read More

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Video: An Alternative to Deck Replacement

BERKELEY − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re thinking about replacing your wood deck, it’s worthwhile to consider a more cost-effective option. Today we’re in Berkeley with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor John Grivas of Bay Area Deck to learn more. Diamond Certified Expert Contributor,…Read More

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Refurbishing Your Deck

BERKELEY − If you’ve noticed your exterior deck looking a little dilapidated, your first thought may be to replace it. In many cases, however, a deck that looks to be in poor condition can actually be refurbished, repaired and/or remodeled. While some…Read More

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Video: Proper Deck Installation

SEBASTOPOL – Host, Sarah Rutan: When remodeling your deck, its important to know about proper installation. Today we’re in Sebastopol with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Steve Labourdette of Labourdette Construction to learn more. Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Steve Labourdette: I’m going to show…Read More

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The Importance of Proper Deck Waterproofing

SEBASTOPOL – When installing a new deck, waterproofing is a crucial aspect of attaching it to your house. By taking thorough measures to properly waterproof your deck, you can expect it to have a longer lifespan and avoid rot issues with…Read More

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Video: Deck Installation

SANTA ROSA – Host, Sarah Rutan: Today we’re in Sebastopol with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Weston Leavens of Deckmaster Fine Decks to learn about hidden brackets that you can use for your deck installation. Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Weston Leavens: If you’re in…Read More

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The Benefits of Hidden Brackets

SEBASTOPOL – If you’re in the market for a new deck, you may find yourself overwhelmed with choices, as material options range from composites and synthetics to hardwoods and softwoods. However, an equally important factor to consider is how you want…Read More

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