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  • what is a floating deck and are they a good idea?
    2.5 min readPublished On: May 4, 2022

    Floating decks can cause a bit of confusion. You may have heard that they are a bad idea, but floating decks can be

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  • how often do you need to refinish your deck?
    2.5 min readPublished On: April 20, 2022

    Deck maintenance is something every homeowner should stay on top of. Not only is a well-maintained deck a nice addition to your home,

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  • can a deck be built directly on the ground?
    2.5 min readPublished On: April 7, 2022

    Yes, you can build a deck directly on the ground. There are many reasons to want a very low deck, including that at

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  • can you build a deck on gravel?
    2.7 min readPublished On: March 25, 2022

    Can you build a deck on gravel? It depends on what you mean. Yes, you can build a deck on gravel, but they

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  • what is deck skirting?
    2.6 min readPublished On: February 23, 2022

    Deck skirting is any material you place around the deck, to cover the gap between the ground and the flooring of the deck.

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  • the downsides of building an ADU
    2.5 min readPublished On: February 9, 2022

    With the rising popularity of ADUs, it is easy to look at them through rose-colored glasses. Sure, having passive income or greatly increasing

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  • are ADUs just a fad?
    2.6 min readPublished On: February 3, 2022

    It used to seem like ADUs were rare and that trying to get one constructed was an uphill battle. But, if you thought

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  • should decking have gaps?
    2.7 min readPublished On: January 20, 2022

    Should the wood or composite boards of your deck have small gaps between them? Yes, decking should have gaps. These gaps are essential

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  • is it better to stain or seal a deck?
    2.7 min readPublished On: January 6, 2022

    Wood stain and wood sealant are two different products, each designed to add different characteristics to your deck. You don’t necessarily have to

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  • how much value does a deck add to a house?
    2.5 min readPublished On: December 27, 2021

    Whether you’re renovating your home for the market or for your own pleasure, it is always good to know how your changes will

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  • 2.8 min readPublished On: December 8, 2021

    A deck is a nice addition to your outdoor living space. Whether you are building a pool as well or you are simply

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  • What is the average lifespan of a deck?
    2.4 min readPublished On: December 1, 2021

    When you consider adding a deck to your home, one of the things that you want to know is how long it

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  • ADU statistics and the future of ADUs
    4.7 min readPublished On: November 17, 2021

    Accessory dwelling units or ADUs are useful additions to single-family dwellings that can solve issues you have with your home. People have

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  • HVAC options for ADUs
    2.7 min readPublished On: November 5, 2021

    When you add an ADU to your home, you’ll need a strategy to heat and cool the space and to manage its air

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  • the best options for staining a cedar deck
    2.9 min readPublished On: October 21, 2021

    Quality grades of cedarwood don’t need to be stained, even when used outdoors. The wood resists moisture and rot and will naturally weather

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  • what’s the biggest ADU you can build in hayward?
    2.6 min readPublished On: October 6, 2021

    Every city in California has slightly different standards and rules for their accessory dwelling units (ADUs.) If you’ve been looking into California’s standards

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  • Cool decking material
    2.8 min readPublished On: September 22, 2021

    Anyone who likes to walk around barefoot will want to carefully consider their options when selecting a deck material. If sandals really interfere

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  • how much value does an ADU add to your home?
    2.6 min readPublished On: September 8, 2021

    When you’re planning to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to your home, it is smart to consider how it will affect your

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  • Small kitchen in ADU
    4.5 min readPublished On: August 16, 2021

    Your home is your ultimate investment, and building an ADU is a great way to get even more value out of it.

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