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  • The Best Materials to Build a Pool Deck

    The deck around your pool has an extremely difficult but important job to do. Not only does it have to withstand the brutal harshness of being exposed to chlorinated water during pool usage, but it also has to bear the brunt of hours of sunlight, wildly-changing temperatures, and even the occasional rainfall. As such, a pool deck needs to be extremely durable and have numerous other qualities. ...
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  • What to Look For in a Safer Set of Stairs

    Most people don’t think twice before climbing up or down a set of stairs, but the truth is a lot of thought and careful consideration needs to go into how a set is designed in order to ensure they are safe. Stairs that are too steep or don’t give you enough space to place your feet (a surface known as “tread”) could potentially lead to slips or trips and falls, which often mean injury. The risk is ...
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  • A Waterproof Deck is a Strong Deck!

    There are many benefits to waterproofing your deck, and we’ve discussed many of them in previous posts here on our blog. However, one benefit that many people don’t think of or consider is the benefit of adding strength to your deck. It’s true: a waterproof and sealed deck actually stands stronger and more durable for a longer period of time compared to a deck that’s left exposed and untreated. On ...
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  • Why Is the Sun So Hard On Your Deck?

    While most people think of rain as the biggest threat to decks, those in sunny Southern California know that perhaps nothing is harder on their deck every year than the long and brutal hours of exposure to the scorching sun. While the sun may provide our planet with life-sustaining warmth, it can be extremely harsh on anything that receives excessive amounts of exposure day after day. Combine that ...
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  • Deck Materials that are Water-Resistant

    When building a new deck, you’ll make a ton of important decisions, perhaps the most important of which will be what material you’ll construct it from. There are many different deck materials you can use, and the benefit is that some of them are inherently water-resistant by nature. Whether it’s that these materials damage extremely slowly in water or they’re not porous, allowing them to form a ...
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  • Challenges of a Commercial Rooftop Deck

    Rooftop decks have exploded in popularity over the last several years, particularly in urban centers like Los Angeles. When land is at a premium, most property owners don’t have the space to build a deck that’s easily accessible on a lower level, but the roof often sits completely unoccupied. As a result, building owners construct beautiful decks that are not only enjoyable to be on, but provide ...
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  • How Often Should I Resurface My Pool Deck?

    The best pool decks are durable, waterproof, rugged, and have anti-slip properties that allow those walking on them to have traction even when the deck itself is wet. Over time, this exposure to water will eventually wear away at a deck’s surface, causing it to crack and become unstable. This means it’s extremely important both for your deck and for your pool to make sure that your deck is ...
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  • Factors That Shorten Your Deck's Lifespan

    A deck can add tremendous value and use to your property, but only when they’re well-kept and in good working condition. Therefore, it’s important to make sure your deck is maintained and protected from factors that can influence its longevity. In fact, many of these factors are things your deck has to deal with every single day, which can make them hard to combat against. To help you better ...
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  • New Year, New Deck!

    With the New Year rapidly approaching, you may be busy making your New Year resolutions and preparing to make transformations in your life. While your mind is on renewing old things and bringing them up to date, it’s important not to forget your home, and especially your deck. In sunny California, the warm weather will be here sooner than you think, and it’ll be time for summer barbeques, ...
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  • Deck Care 101

    Your deck is an extension of your home and living space, and like your home, it requires regular cleaning and upkeep to remain safe and comfortable. Composite and natural wood decks may have different requirements, but there are some basics for all decks. Here are some do’s and don’ts of deck care to keep in mind. Deck Do’s Do give your deck a thorough annual cleaning. Your deck needs annual ...
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  • Is Your Deck Ready for Winter?

    Winter may be a favorite time of year for many Southern Californians, but it’s a particularly harsh time for your deck and other structures on your home. The high temperature fluctuations from the warmest parts of the day to the coldest times at night can cause a lot of expansion and contraction in deck materials, resulting in considerable wear and tear. This wear and tear is only accentuated by ...
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  • Five Benefits to Waterproofing Your Concrete

    Concrete is a popular material to construct decks and patios out of. In addition to being low-cost and fairly easy to install, concrete is also extremely durable and can last for decades with little to no attention and heavy usage levels. It’s also inherently water-resistant and suffers very little damage from repeated exposure to rains, water drips, and more. Nonetheless, waterproofing your ...
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  • Four Valuable Deck Maintenance Tips

    Whether it’s a brutal summer days with triple-digit temperatures or a rainy winter afternoon, Los Angeles is not a friendly city for decking. Replacing or rebuilding your deck can be extremely expensive, and yet our weather makes it particularly difficult for decks to last more than just a few years before they need a major service. However, there are several things you can do to increase your ...
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  • What Material Should I Build My Deck From?

    A deck can greatly enhance your outdoor space and give you the ability to enjoy your home, business, or building in a way like you never have before: without the roof over your head. However, before you add a deck or patio, there are several things you need to ask yourself in order to make sure you make the best decision regarding what material to build your deck out of. Here are a few of these ...
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  • What Is Deck Staining?

    For many property owners, their deck is one of their pride and joy features of their property. In addition to being a great place to relax and entertain visitors, a deck can increase your property value tremendously. However, depending on how much exposure to the elements and foot traffic your deck receives, you will need to periodically maintain it. One of these periodic services is to have your ...
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