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Dealing With Dangerous Decks
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Dealing With Dangerous Decks

Decks fail for various reasons. But, given that not all contractors are qualified... Read more

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Both Sides of the Satisfaction Equation

Rick Provost offer a case study of how a remodeling company saved a customer relationship. Read more

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Big-Box Installed Services, Part I Big-Box Installed Services, Part I

In the first of a three-part series, Web columnist Rick Provost explains the pros and cons of working with large hardware retailers on installed sales. Read more

State of the Industry: WPCs
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State of the Industry: WPCs

Wood-plastic composites are steadily chipping away at the pressure-treated wood... Read more

Many Deck Railing Options Available
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Many Deck Railing Options Available

Many deck builders use composite deck planks. The small suppliers Shamblin uses... Read more

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Deck repair or replacement based on resitance and maintenance

Hidden substructure damage often turns a repair job into a full-blown makeover. The deck's far from new, but the client's only interested in having some boards replaced. What now? Read more

Will Consumers Pay More For Wood?
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Will Consumers Pay More For Wood?

The EPA has found, citing numerous published studies, that over time the arsenic... Read more

In the Ballpark
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In the Ballpark

It's surprising how good you can get at ballparking," says Tom Resek, owner of... Read more

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