Found 38 results for the keyword ‘Decks’

  • Weather Restrictions: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive Temperature Limitations: Apply when both surface and product are above +18C (+65 F).  Store product above -12C (+10 F). Rain Limitations: Keep ...
  • When should you paint pressure treated wood?

    Wayne from Halifax, NS writes: Is there any problem painting or staining new projects that are built with pressure treated wood?My reason for this question is....I was always told to wait at least one year before painting. You had a Canadian Wood Council representative on your show approximatel...
  • Can I paint over stain?

    Kelly wants to know if it is possible to paint over something that already has stain on it.The answer is YES, but only if the stain is ready! What do I mean by that?Most stain has water repellents built into it. Look at the first photo and you can see how the water is beading up, rather than so...
  • Conceptual design tricks before starting your project

      For a project like building a deck, you will want to go as far as you can with realistic graphics before laying the foundation or building the structure because many people around you will certainly want changes as soon as they begin to visulize the deck itself. There are a lot of simple ...
  • Attaching a deck to a house

    The old days of stacking structure In the old days, before we had specialized hardware like joist hangers, we would always create beams, or low lying ledger boards and place the joists on top of them with some kind of toe-nail attachment. The arrival of joist hangers When joist hangers came in...
  • Weather Restrictions: Concrete Surface Patching

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Concrete     Product: Surface Patching Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +30 C (+85 F) Rain Limitations: Protect from rain until concrete is set, 2 to 6 hours (so rain won't was...
  • What can kill fibreglass?

    We think of anything covered with fibreglass as being almost invincible, yet whether it is a fibreglass boat or a deck, this mixture of glass fibres and epoxy resins has one unrelenting enemy: UV rays from the sun.In the photo you see what a fibreglass skin looks like when put over wood, in a ma...
  • The tiles on my large concrete deck are buckling.

    Drew from Moffat, Ontario has a very large concrete deck 10 feet in the air, covered with ceramic tiles. For some strange raison, six of the tiles have buckled up, several years after they were glued in place.They have been there for several years, so it would not be caused by the deck shrinking...
  • Mark your post hole digger for depth.

    Sam from Kamloops, BC suggests putting depth markings on the arms of the post hole digger so you know how deep you are as you dig.
  • What type of screws should you use on a cedar deck?

    Aluminium screws should not be used with pressure treated wood, and galvanised screws should not be used with Cedar. The tannic acid in the cedar reacts with the galvanisation.The photo shows special cedar coloured screws who's coating helps to resist rusting. Type 18-8 stainless steel would be...