Bring Summer Cheers to Your Deck

bring summer cheers to the deckWhile spring is the colorful season, we want to take all these cheerful greens, pinks, and yellows to our summer deck. After all, outdoor decks are used mostly in the summer. Read More

Deck Skirting Ideas

Pergolas_Builder_San_Jose_CAThe day you’ll meet with your local deck contractor is just around the corner and despite the excitement, there’s one thing worrying you. What about this eyesore empty space under the elevated wood deck? If it’s not too tall to use it or too short to ignore it, then what? Read More

Patio Cover vs Pergola

pergola tarpTo enjoy the outdoor decking area, you need some form of protection from the sun, the rain, the wind – the elements. Don’t you? Read More

Deck Lighting Ideas and Tips

Deck LightingCan it get more romantic than sharing moments with your better half on the ipe outdoor decking under the moonlight? But what if there’s no moon? How about the moments you want to cook, eat, read, engage in all sorts of activities that would require some form of lighting? Read More

How Thick the Outdoor Deck Boards Should Be?

Thick Deck BoardsWhen it’s about time to find a deck builder, you dream of the summers you’ll spend outdoors. You check out cedar and ipe decks, compare costs, explore designs. The one thing you don’t do is think about the deck board thickness. Do you? Read More

How to Make Decks Comfortable

Comfortable deckWhen you spend money on building a deck, you also expect to spend enough time outdoors not just to compensate for the expense but also to enjoy the environment. But this is not always the case. Read More

Autumn Maintenance Tips for Wood Decks

Autumn MaintenanceAdd wood deck maintenance to your autumn to-do list. This is a very busy period for most people and nobody is keen on cleaning the deck or fixing its problems when they are trying to catch up with work after the summer vacations or make sure the kids are settled in school. Read More