Deck Maintenance & Cleaning

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How to Restore a Wood Deck

Keep your outdoor space looking great.

A snow-covered deck in a yard.
5 Easy Steps to Winterize Your Deck

It's easy and a great investment for the longevity of your deck.

A wood deck with a pressure washer.
How to Treat Stains on Your Deck

You've probably encountered one of these deck stains.

Snow on a wood deck.
Repair Winter Damage to Decks

Give your deck a longer life.

A mega cedar deck in need of winterizing.
Get Your Cedar Deck Ready for the Cool Weather Ahead

Seven ways to protect your favorite hangout spot during the cold winter months.

Tile.
How to Clean and Maintain a Tile Patio Table

A tile patio table is easy to clean. Here's how.

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Care and Maintenance of a Vinyl Deck

These affordable options are durable if you keep them clean.

Furniture set on a paver patio
How to Maintain a Sandstone Paver Patio

Keep your natural stone looking, well, natural.

inground concrete deck pool
Concrete Pool Deck Repair

Ignored, pool deck cracks will continue to grow.

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6 Most Common Wooden Deck Repairs

Over the years they'll probably all come up.

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Deck Repair: How to Fix Popped Nails

How to fix uprooted nails and prevent them for good.

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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

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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

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How to Clean and Maintain a Tile Porch

Today many homes have a tile porch and when it comes to cleaning and maintaining it, some people might have concerns. There is really no reason for concerns as these outdoor tiles can be cleaned and maintained much the same way as interior tiles. As a rule, outdoor tiles are sealed, different from how

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How to Clean and Maintain a Wooden Porch

A wooden porch is one of the best parts of your home. It provides a great place to relax and also add a classic appeal and value to the home. However, you need to maintain and clean wooden porches from time to time so that they last. Tools and Materials Needed: • Cleaning Solution• Broom• Bucket

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How to Clean and Maintain a Brick Porch

A brick porch is not only attractive to the eye but very sturdy and long lasting thereby increasing the home’s value. A wise homeowner will want to clean and maintain their home's brick porch regularly to ensure that it stays in excellent condition. By following the steps listed below, the homeowner

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How do I keep grass from growing between paver stones?

Paver stones are a popular choice for walkways in a garden. While they add a quaint beauty to the landscape, grass growing between them can be a problem. To keep grass from growing between paver stones, be sure to install them on a thick base of tamped down sand and fine pebbles. This bit of extra work

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How do I clean polyurethane off stone pavers?

If you have polyurethane on your stone pavers, you will have to do a bit of work to do to remove it. If the polyurethane is still wet, you can wash it off the stone pavers with warm water with a bit of soap in it. Dried polyurethane can be more difficult to remove. You can scrub it of using a metal bristled

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How do I clean mildew off paver stones?

Paver stones need to be regularly cleaned and maintained to keep their appearance and add to your property. If you have light mildew on the paver stones, you may be able to wash it away with the garden hose set on a power setting. For medium buildup, use the hose and scrub with a coarse bristled broom

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How to Replace Pavers in a Pool Deck

Replacing pavers in a pool deck is normally no different than replacing the pavers on any patio or similar pathway. Sometimes they may be installed without mortar but this is rare due to its relative lack of durability. Having a proper, permanent installation fixed in place with mortar and then properly

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6 Tips for Simple Wooden Deck Repair

Deck repair equals safety.

A crowbar is being used to pull lifted nails out of a worn, peeling deck.
4 Signs it's Time to Repair Your Deck

Assess your deck's structure and quality often.

Old cedar deck damaged by wet rot, removed and prepared for new decking.
Simple Deck Repairs

Deck repairs are common on the home maintenance list.

How to Replace Porch Flooring

Over time, the elements will cause damage.

a deck being stained
Solid Deck Stain Application

Follow these 5 easy steps to make your deck look great.

bluestone pavers
How to Maintain a Bluestone Paver Patio

Bluestone paver patios are growing in popularity.

How to Clean and Maintain a Stone Paver Patio

A stone paver patio is among the more durable choices for a home's exterior space.

How to Pressure Wash a Composite Deck

To pressure wash a composite deck requires a little preparation.

How to Clean Mildew Off a Vinyl Deck

If you have ever had mildew on your vinyl deck, you know it can be a serious problem. Mildew can spring up quickly and stubbornly refuse to leave.

Power washing the deck
How to Clean Your Wood Deck

Beautify and protect your deck in just 7 steps.

A pool with a surrounding deck made of concrete.
How to Clean Concrete Pool Decks

You've cleaned your pool, but what about your pool deck? Take care of dirt and stains by following these steps.

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How to Clean Canvas Patio Covers

Canvas patio covers should always be left to air dry completely before folding or storing. This will

A stained deck.
Remove a Deck Stain in 6 Steps

Replace your worn-out desk stain with a new one by following these easy steps.

Deck with moss growing between the boards
How to Remove Moss from Your Deck

Six steps to getting rid of moss on your wood deck.

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How to Repair a Pebble Pool Deck

Repair immediately once fissures and cracks are visible.

A deck in the winter.
How to Winterize Decks and Patios

With a few preventative measures, your patio will be ready to greet the spring sunshine undamaged.

Repairing a Winter-Damaged Deck in 3 Easy Steps

Had a rough winter? We'll show you how to make your deck as good as new.

A redwood deck.
Fast and Easy Maintenance Tips to Help You Spring into Deck Season

Spring is the perfect time of year for homeowners with decks to invest a little time in some preventive maintenance.

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Steel Deck Maintenance: Keep It Rust Free

While a Steel deck is sure to be the most durable type of outdoor deck, in order for it to last as long

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Cleaning A Screen Porch

Keeping a screen porch in good working order throughout the seasons and over the years requires regular

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How to Repair a Leaning Wooden Deck

A deck repair of a leaning wooden deck is essential to provide needed stability and make sure that it

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How to Repair a Composite Deck

A composite deck repair is no different then any other type of deck repair. If you have a deck that is

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Deck Repair: How to Replace Warped Boards

Deck repair is something that many homeowners have to face from time to time. There are a myriad of issues

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Rubber Paver Patio Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

With proper patio cleaning and maintenance, rubber paver patio can last for a long time. This means you