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STRUCTURAL INSPECTIONS & DEFECTS
ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING COMPONENT ID
CHIMNEY INSPECTION DIAGNOSIS REPAIR
COLUMNS & POSTS, DEFECTS
CONNECTORS, FASTENERS, TIES
DECK & PORCH CONSTRUCTION
DEFINITIONS of Mobile Home, Doublewide, Modular, Panelized
DEFINITIONS of ENGINEERED WOOD OSB LVL etc
DISASTER BUILDING INSPECTION & REPAIR
EARTHQUAKE DAMAGED FOUNDATIONS
FIRE DAMAGE vs MOLD DAMAGE
FLOOD DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, SAFETY & CLEANUP
FOOTING & FOUNDATION DRAINS
FOUNDATION CRACKS & DAMAGE GUIDE
FRAMING DAMAGE, INSPECTION, REPAIR
GRADING, DRAINAGE & SITE WORK
HOUSE PARTS, DEFINITIONS
INSECT INFESTATION / DAMAGE
KIT HOMES, Aladdin, Sears, Wards, Others
LOG HOME GUIDE
MOBILE HOMES, DOUBLEWIDES, TRAILERS
MODULAR HOME CONSTRUCTION
MOISTURE CONTROL in BUILDINGS
PORCH CONSTRUCTION & SCREENING
PRE-CUT & KIT HOMES
RETAINING WALL DESIGNS, TYPES, DAMAGE
ROT, FUNGUS, INSECT DAMAGE
SINKHOLES, WARNING SIGNS
STAIRS, RAILINGS, LANDINGS, RAMPS
STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION
STRESS SKIN INSULATED PANELS
STRUCTURAL WOOD ASSESSMENT
TIMBER FRAMING, ROT
TRUSSES, Floor & Roof
WATER ENTRY in BUILDINGS
Deck design-build online guide: this article series describes the steps in design & construction of exterior decks, deck railings, stairs & stair railings. We include deck design advice, deck style choices, and descriptions of building both low or on-ground decks and higher and more complex deck structures. In a series of articles we explain how to design and build a deck beginning with a simple idea and some sketches.
Articles explain how to lay out the deck, how to build it square to the building, how to install the ledger board and how to build deck footings, piers, and posts. Following from the ground up we describe construction & installation of deck girders, framing and connecting deck joists, deck flashing at the building, and decking or deck floor installations. Steps in building deck railings or guardrails, stairs & stair rails are provided in detail.
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The DIY deck design-build guide articles listed below are presented in a recommended reading-order for a complete coverage of the deck construction process. Of course you can simply jump directly to a sub-topic of particluar interest. Additional in-depth deck & porch construction information is provided at More Reading below.
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