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When a landscape designer refers a deck company, what do they want? The lowest cost? Kickbacks? Shortcuts? Not anymore.

Interior/ Landscape Designers often find dealing with Deck Companies a challenge, and vice versa. The skills of deck builders varies wildly and often there is a bit of a culture clash that can happen when expectations are not met. Designers, Landscape Designers and Architects are all quite different breeds and meeting their expectations can be a challenge for some builders. This post gives an insight into what makes our relationships with designers and architects of all descriptions successful.

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Why is it that some designers can craft stunning and functional designs for decks again and again, when some builders just keep recycling the same old thing with the same old flaws year after year. What magical design juice enables them to kill it more often than not, and others have a challenging time again and again?

I know most of the top deck designers in North America, and if you are reading this you may not have heard of Bobby Parks, Greg Dibernardo, Jason Russel, Robert Hodichak, Paul LaFrance or that Winterburn Guy. Their … Read the rest

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Resisto Joist Guard

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If you’re looking to maximize the life of your new deck, Resisto Joist Guard is a product you should definitely familiarize yourself with. Manufactured using an asphalt mastic adhesive, Resisto Joist Guard is designed to self-seal itself around screws and nails, blocking pathways for water to infiltrate into your decking. Designed to be applied to the top of deck joists, this unique formula acts as a waterproof membrane, preventing wood from rotting or decaying, while simultaneously denying water accumulation under your decking boards.

How it works

The key to this product is the corrosion barrier created upon application. If you … Read the rest

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