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  1. Carpentry
    I'm building a Trex deck at essentially ground level, 2x6 joists on concrete footers with 2x4 joist over a slab and was wondering how or what the recommended approach is to create a "removable section". Basically I have a plumbing cleanout that will be covered by the deck. I didn't want to...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, I am looking to redo my deck and would like to use composite deck boards. Over the weekend I went into a few home home improvement stores to see what is available and get prices. I noticed there seems to be two different styles amoungst many bands. I was hoping someone could provide...
  3. Carpentry
    I am in the planning phase of a new deck construction. I want to do a composite deck to avoid the ongoing maintenance that I have previously experienced with a pressure treated deck. Im already stretching the budget considerably to teach the lower end of the composite spectrum, and...
  4. Building & Construction
    I have a 20x14 PT deck. I'm switching to Trex. I decided after buying the decking, I should also do the Trex Elevations so the decking doesn't get wavey due to the imperfect wooden joists. I have 4 posts since my current 2x10's span the 14 ft. The deck is only 6" off the ground if that so a...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have been trying to get answer on this for a couple of months now. It seems every site I go to, contractor or not, has a different answer. "Use this not that" or "Don't use that use this". I realize most concur TREX has royally screwed up in the past to the point of Class action lawsuit...
  6. Building & Construction
    I am looking for opinions on the best type, design, & fastener scheme for outdoor decks in humid areas, such was we have in Hawaii. We are debating whether to go with trex, cedar, or (?) and whether to try concealed fastener systems or go with exposed stainless type screws. Many jobs in our area...
  7. Building & Construction
    After reading through many of the posts here, I see I am not alone with this problem. My husband installed a brand new deck made from TREX decking material. After about a year we started seeing mold spots on the decking. Now, about 18 months later, these mold spots are darker and constant...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Some people here have found that their Trex gave them problems, and others here have wondered if Trex gives everybody problems. Here is my Trex after two years. This is in Northern California in the Bay Area. http://www.diychatroom.com/album.php?albumid=58
  9. Building & Construction
    We want to build a deck and outdoor kitchen area that will be about 25 X 40-45 feet about 15 inches tall, on a single level covering a flat area that has a sandy base, but many tiny oak upshoots - hence raised deck and not stone patio. One company we're talking to said they would not install...
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