The end of March marks the official start of warm weather in Central Texas, and today is national “Joe” day so it’s the perfect time to talk about getting the grill going Kamado Joe style. Let’s take a look at some of Kamado Joe’s top tools and a…more
Pinterest for Deck Builders: How It Can Benefit Your Business
In the last few years social media has changed the way businesses do business. No matter what industry you’re in there are social tools that can be used to help you grow your business bigger and better. For those in a very visual marketplace, like deck building, Pinterest…more
How to Inspect the Girder and Joists of Your Deck
No matter what age your deck is, the best way to increase its life cycle is to properly maintain it. In order to do this you’ll need to make regular inspections to look for issues as soon as they arise.
Guide to Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds aren’t just nice to look at, they also serve several important purposes. A bed that’s raised off the ground will have better drainage, warm up quicker in the spring, provide easier access for planting and weeding, keep soil from compacting and protect the garden from…more
Best Patios in Austin for Relaxing During SXSW
March is a great time to be outdoors in Austin, TX. The weather is warming up, but it’s nowhere near the 100° temps of summer and everything is starting to come back to life. In between panels at the convention center and shows on various stage SXSW festival…more
Spring Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors
Are hardwood floors on your Spring Cleaning list? Before you start, consider how your cleaning could impact the environment around you. Many products use harsh chemicals that dirty up the planet as much as they clean the wood on your floors. Instead of forgoing clean floors, opt for…more
Spring Cleaning Your Home – The Outdoor Guide
Oftentimes we focus so much on the indoors that we completely overlook our outdoor living areas during Spring Cleaning sessions. When you have a deck, patio or pool there are a few more things to add to your clean up list so you can fully enjoy the warmer…more
Gazebos and Pergolas Galore! Ideas for Your Backyard
Gazebos and pergolas have been around for hundreds of years so maybe it’s time to add one to your yard! Both pergolas and gazebos give decks and backyards a new perspective that is pleasing to the eye and practical.