What material is the right choice for my deck? Angie's List Dec 18, 2013 Composite decking has a history of failures including crumbling and decomposition. Capped composite decking. Capped composites start with the inexpensive core of wood/fiber composite and add a thin layer of harder plastic (generally PVC). This gives better performance characteristics than composites,
How to Repair a Composite Deck if It Gets Damaged Home Guides Composite decking is typically made of wood fibers combined with plastic. The term is fluid, however, in that some manufacturers sell composites that are entirely made of plastic or are plastic wrapped around a wood core. Whenever possible, contact the manufacturer of your composite decking for solutions to problems with
Build a Front Deck Over Your Concrete Stairs For Added Curb Appeal Jun 15, 2015 Don't let your concrete steps prevent you from adding a front deck. If your steps have a solid foundation and aren't crumbling, you can actually build your deck right over it. Check out the video above for an explanation on scribing and framing your deck and the link below has more information on the
How To Build a Deck Over Ugly Cement Stoop Steps Apartment Jul 25, 2016 If like us, you have an old concrete stoop that has more than seen better days, rather than going through the hassle of tearing it out, why not give it a facelift? From concrete stains and epoxy coatings to a variety of enclosures, there are several ways to go about this. We chose a composite decking surround
How to Deck Over a Concrete Stoop This Old House Use a drill and ?-inch-diameter plug cutter to cut plugs from PVC trim. 8. Install plugs into the counterbored holes using hot-melt glue; trim the plugs flush with a sharp chisel. 9. Attach the wood-composite decking to the top of the concrete stoop using the same masonry anchors. 10. Conceal each anchor in decking with a
Ideas for Porches, Patios & Decks - Restoration & Design for the Apr 15, 2015 Whether your outdoor room is composed of wood, brick, stone, concrete, or synthetic materials, it's essential to choose quality components, install them As for composite decking, the good news is that these materials are getting better—but you can still tell the difference between composites and wood.
Top 73 Reviews and Complaints about Composite Decking We also consulted with a contractor who was very knowledgeable about composite decking. He informed us that the or type of that was installed in our yard when bought our home has been discontinued. He has been replacing decks similar to ours due to molding, warping and basically disintegrating due to wear
Composite Decking Frederick Block, Brick & Stone Frederick Block, Brick & Stone offers a full line of quality products: Transcend Decking and Railing, RainEscape, Elevation, Lighting, and Outdoor Furniture. The Transcend collection is offered in eight colors and includes a railing system that allows you to mix and match deck and rail components that will create a
Decking Problem - Forum - Bob Vila Apr 12, 2009 I'm so disheartened to see these emails about adn particularly as to how they seem to be responding. We put a deck in just going on two years now and 90% of the boards are crumbling/rotting. No mold to speak of, just flaking off. It was costly to build this deck,and maybe we should consider all
Basement Brick Crumbling This Old House Jan 22, 2009 In a lot of places the cement is peeling off and the brick underneath is crumbling. It looks like it I would like to clean off the crumbling cement and brick and refinish. Consider installing 6 mil plastic on the grade to shed water 3 feet away from your foundation ( the plastic must be protected from sunlight).