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Choosing the Right Deck Material

Planning to build a new deck in 2019? You may be wondering how long it will last and which material to choose. While there are less sustainable materials available – composites and synthetics – they are not great for the environment and not easily recyclable. Natural woods, on the other hand, are beautiful and enhance […]

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Real Wood, Only Better

Our client called us because she fell through the floor of her front porch.  When we came out to take a look, we found that not only were the deck boards rotten, much of the framing and masonry needed to be replaced, as well.  The clients really liked the look and feel of their old […]

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Just like a good meal, it’s all about prep.

We’re in the process of rebuilding a front porch in Jamaica Plain.  The secret to a durable and sustainable build is the prep.  Dan is making sure the post holes are 4′ below grade to prevent the piers from frost heaving (this is New England after all). When we took down the original deck there was a […]

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Stacking the Deck

  One of the hardest parts of a deck project is selecting the surface material.  At this point many people immediately start to think about what color they want their deck to be, but choosing the material can be a harder decision; there are a lot more options out there today than you may be […]

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