Avoid Deck Rot with Flashing Tape - Pressure-treated lumber that stays wet will eventually rot. Flashing tape keeps water from getting trapped between doubled-up joists.
Dig and pour your deck footings so they extend below the frost line, so they won't move, or heave, as the ground freezes and thaws during seasonal changes. This article explains how to build solid footings that will stay put year-round.
Small Deck Ideas - Looking for small deck design ideas? Check out our expert tips for smart ways to maximize your outdoor space here.