This volume is a comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-use reference for homeowners covering all decking projects from the most basic to advanced. This highly visual book is focused on real world situations faced by homeowners and real world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong.
From buying the right decking materials to digging a footing, this book familiarizes readers with:
- Framing and finishing skills
- Flashing a ledger
- Attaching posts to beams
- Building stairs
- Installing guards and handrails
- And much more!
What is unique about this decking guide is that it is easy to find the project and the information on how to tackle it -- and that it is written by an expert builder. Intuitive finding devices and visual tables of contents make it easy to identify the material in the book relevant to the reader's situation.