I’ve been fixing a deck over the last few weekends (I’ve done this a few times), and it always makes me appreciate how all the little pieces can make the greater whole that much stronger bit by bit.

  • Taped joists.
  • Painting End cuts
  • Using the right screws where (and brackets)
  • Knowing how to double-up joists.
  • Adjusting a few degrees for a nice drainage slant.

All these things, not necessarily required, you’ll still get a deck out of it, but when you do all the little bits, they make the whole that much better and make it last that much longer than it might have without.

Every bit helps.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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