If you’re building a deck you should aim to make it last at least several decades. In fact, there’s no reason a deck should not last 50 years with the right design, and long deck life comes down to fastener choice as well as the kind of wood you’re using. Click the video below for a tutorial on deck fasteners – bolts and screws that are up to the job and that won’t let you down by corroding. I think you’ll find at least a few things here that you’ve never used before. There is definitely innovation appearing in this area. This is one of many things I cover in my online deck building course HOW TO BUILD A BETTER DECK. Lots of great information, and access to me for coaching as you build (or want to make sure your pro is building optimally for you).
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