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Deck Repair: How to Fix Popped Nails

How to fix uprooted nails and prevent them for good.

Deck Footings vs. Piers

Deck footings provide the foundation for your deck.

Redwood Deck Staining: Bring Out The Brilliance

Staining a redwood deck is necessary to retain its hue.

Deck Drainage Mistakes to Avoid

Planning ahead will pay huge dividends in the end.

Deck Cost Considerations: Budget Planning

Create the outdoor space of your dreams--within budget.

Building a Deck Storage Bench: 4 Tips

Building a deck storage bench is not an overly complicated task. A deck storage bench is ideal to store away items, and you can build it yourself rather than forging out more money to buy a ready-made one. Here are a few basic tips which you should try to take into account should you wish to give it

How to Maintain Concrete Pool Deck Pavers

Pool deck pavers are a good choice of ground cover for the poolside area. They’re both an affordable and durable choice for your pool side. Proper maintenance helps to enhance the beauty of your poolside. It also extends the life of your pavers. Maintenance basically requires you to clean regularly

How to Seal a Tile Patio

Sealing a tile patio is important to help it maintain its durability. To survive regular wear and tear from weather and heavy usage, the floor must be sealed properly and using appropriate products. Sealing outdoor tiled surfaces helps them to keep their color and prevents them from absorbing moisture.

How to Maintain Fabric Patio Covers

Fabric patio covers are affordable and easy to install. However, the challenge comes with their maintenance. In order to ensure that the cover will provide long lasting use, it is recommended that you clean it regularly, and repair any minor damage before it gets worse. As long as the cover is properly

Installing Porch Tiles: 6 Tips

Installing porch tiles is a relatively basic task. Here are a few tips you should bear in mind once you embark on this project. Tip 1 - Prepare the Base It is important that the foundation on which the tiles will be installed is properly prepared before commencing the actual installation. You may need

How to Turn Your Wooden Porch into a Tile Porch

Turning a wooden porch into a tile porch is very doable, as long as a careful approach is followed. Using tiles offers better design flair, and increased durability. The tiles can be installed over the wooden surface, but a layer of concrete should be installed as an underlayment first, to prevent wood

How to Install Indoor/Outdoor Carpeting on Your Porch

Installing indoor outdoor carpeting on your porch is not nearly as complicated as it sounds. Whether your porch is wood or concrete, the process is the same up until you have to secure the carpet to the surface. With the right tools, and some patience, you can dress up your porch to look its best with

How to Hang a Wooden Porch Swing

A wooden porch swing can help to not only create a unique and iconic appearance for any outdoor porch space in your home, but it can also provide you and your family with a comfortable place to sit and rest when the weather permits. Hanging a porch swing is a relatively easy process, but it's important

How to Replace Wood Porch Columns

The wood porch columns in your house are always exposed to the fury of the environment. These are continuously affected by rain, sunlight and snowfall and may rot out after some time. The columns occupy some space in the porch and support the roof. When you come to know that these columns are rotting

How to Paint Wooden Porch Columns

Wooden porch columns are the best especially when you want to give the column an artistic, classy, elegant or a stylish look. Wood is something that can be carved on very easily and can be made into different shapes and designs to make it look very beautiful as well as different and nice. You can also

How to Repair a Rotten Wooden Porch Post

Most of the wooden porch posts rot out at their bottom portion. The best and cheapest solution is to cut out the lower rotten part of the post at joining point of its square base with turned or shaped center portion and transplant a wooden base made from a stable wood species like fir to replace it.