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  • Pro: WORKING WITH NON-TRADITIONAL DECKING MATERIALS

    So your client goes to the home show and sees this new decking material that is either cheaper, or more durable, or more ecological, or fancier or simply exotic and they want you to install it. So you check out the literature on it and they all say that you can work with their material just ...
  • My deck is too slippery.

    Linda from Kirkland Lake, Ontario has sanded and finished her deck with an opaque stain and finds it impossibly slippery. She has tried painter's sand, but it doesn't work. What to do?The opaque stain is the problem, together with too much sanding. A finely finished kitchen table is slipper...
  • Patio Door Lock - Deck Bench Bracket - Duck Hammer: from the Hardware Show

    The Toronto Hardware Show is where buyers from hardware stores pick up new products for the coming months. Here are four more products that I spotted that look like winners.Slyde Lock Patio Door Locking system, is a really good bar lock for a patio door now easily available in hardware stores...
  • Improving balcony drainage

    Margaret has a balcony over a porch and has had some house movement. The water no longer flows off over the edge, but pools back near the house. She is looking for some way to solve the problem without having to rebuild the balcony.Years ago a company on the west coast made an outdoor carpet...
  • Supporting outdoor structures

    In this episode, we collected several different viewer questions about supporting outdoor structures so we could compare one to the other.The first viewer lives in the mild climate of the lower mainland of British Columbia and wants to support a new deck by putting concrete pyramids over an e...
  • Digging Post Holes Perfectly

    Jon welcomes Ron Sheppard of Perfect Post Hole in Toronto, a company that will come and use its power equipment to dig your fence or deck holes for you. If you want they will also install the posts.A service like this is a perfect example of how to combine hiring a contractor for the hardest wor...
  • Overview: Soil and the Spring Thaw

    You have all seen highway signs indicating the period of spring thaw and reduced truck loads throughout the northern US and all of Canada -- or walked across grass that is just beginning to thaw from the winter making deep footprints or tire marks that would never sink like that during a stro...
  • Weather Restrictions: Concrete Surface Patching

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Concrete     Product: Surface Patching Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +30 C (+85 F) Rain Limitations: Protect from rain until concrete is set, 2 to 6 hours (so rain won't was...
  • Weather Restrictions: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive Temperature Limitations: Apply when both surface and product are above +18C (+65 F).  Store product above -12C (+10 F). Rain Limitations: Keep ...
  • Weather Restrictions: Stains -- Latex & Oil based

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Stains -- Latex & Oil based Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  High winds ...