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Fastening a Ledger to Concrete: The ledger is not only the structural connection between the deck and the house; it's also what establishes the overall height and levelness of the entire deck frame. On this project, the 2x10 joists of the main deck frame sit just about even with the top of the foundation, and a landing framed with 2x8s sits atop the main frame, serving as a transition point between the lowered deck and the patio door. In this episode we show you how to lay out the ledger…

Fastening a Ledger to Concrete: The ledger is not only the structural connection between the deck and the house; it's also what establishes the overall height and levelness of the entire deck frame. On this project, the 2x10 joists of the main deck frame sit just about even with the top of the foundation, and a landing framed with 2x8s sits atop the main frame, serving as a transition point between the lowered deck and the patio door. In this episode we show you how to lay out the ledger…

Pouring Accurate Concrete Piers: The height of concrete piers isn’t crucial on a raised deck, because leveling the beam is a matter of adjusting the length of each post running between pier and beam. But for a grade-level deck, where the beam is set right on post bases anchored to the top of the concrete piers, there is far less room for error. In this episode we cover how to determine the height of the piers, and some tips on working with concrete.     Introduction Fine Homebuilding's…

Pouring Accurate Concrete Piers: The height of concrete piers isn’t crucial on a raised deck, because leveling the beam is a matter of adjusting the length of each post running between pier and beam. But for a grade-level deck, where the beam is set right on post bases anchored to the top of the concrete piers, there is far less room for error. In this episode we cover how to determine the height of the piers, and some tips on working with concrete. Introduction Fine Homebuilding's…

Floating roof deck system  that you'll find easy than you think to install ... if you have the right waterproofing under it.

Floating roof deck system that you'll find easy than you think to install ... if you have the right waterproofing under it.

Step by step instructions for installing deck rail posts to your deck frame.

Step by step instructions for installing deck rail posts to your deck frame.

If you're pouring piers for an above-grade deck that calls for decorative skirting, you could install the boards right up to the piers and then notch them, but there's a better way.

If you're pouring piers for an above-grade deck that calls for decorative skirting, you could install the boards right up to the piers and then notch them, but there's a better way.

Replace a wobbly old outdoor handrail with a rock solid one by using strong concrete anchors. We show you how to design and attach one to your steps.

Safety First: Install an Outdoor Staircase Railing

Replace a wobbly old outdoor handrail with a rock solid one by using strong concrete anchors. We show you how to design and attach one to your steps.

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Ultimate Deck Build 2015: Fastening a Ledger to Concrete

Ultimate Deck Build 2015: Fastening a Ledger to Concrete

Deck Steps with Landing | These deck stairs have lights in the middle of every other step.

Deck Steps with Landing | These deck stairs have lights in the middle of every other step.

How to Stain a Deck {plus the tool that will make the job a million times easier}

How to Stain a Deck + HomeRight StainStick w/ Gap Wheel

How to Stain a Deck {plus the tool that will make the job a million times easier}

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