Outdoor Deck

Proper Deck Board Spacing

When you’re figuring out decking the number one concern for most people is what kind of wood to use. But what you may need to focus on first is the spacing between the deck boards. Here’s why these small gaps have a big affect on your deck and…more

Lavender in Pots

Adding a Fall Garden Around Your Deck

When the air gets crisp it may not seem like the best time to be gardening, but Fall is one of the best times of year to plant herbs, vegetables and flowers in Central Texas. Adding a garden area to your deck is a great way to enhance…more

Outdoor Seating on Deck

What to Expect During an Inspection

If you have to get a permit to build a deck or replace a deck then an inspection will be part of the process. Inspections can be done to show that progress is being made on a project or that a project has been completed. Either way, inspections…more


Building a Deck on Different Types of Soil

It doesn’t take a geologist or engineer to realize that the soil you build on has a huge affect on a foundation – whether it’s for a deck or a home. Knowing what it is under the ground will help you better prepare, and avoid costly fixes, later…more

Old BluePrint

Deck Designs 101: Reading a Blueprint

If you’re building a new deck you’ll need to get plans approved in order to get a permit. Reading a blueprint can be confusing at first. You’re not reading words, you’re reading symbols and lines. It’s a graphic representation rather than a write up of what the work…more

Tree and Wood Comparison

Why Wood Grain Matters

When it comes to wood grain most people automatically think of how it affects a deck’s appearance. Of course this is an important factor in how the wood grain will play into your decking selection, however there are other things to consider when looking at wood grains.