Outdoor Living Projects Wood Decking That Lasts…
Durn if that San Antonio Home and Garden Show–Spring Edition didn’t just come again… So many people all wanting to do something, the right thing, to their home.
37% of Outdoor Living Projects get torn out within 3 years….
Wrong Materials….Wrong Design…Poor Planning… Wasted Resources…
Learning what works best is what we do. Everyone has a perspective based on experience…and Texas Hill Country is tough on decking.
It is our position that Treated Yellow Pine (TYP) is suitable for framing, but too wet for our climate. As a high moisture content wood, it not only tends to cup, twist, etc. as it dries, but room must be left (gaps between the boards) for swelling when it rains. And, staining is almost every year since it just can’t seem to penetrate….
Eastco decks with WRC (Cedar), Hardwoods, and Composite Decking.
This Yankee here in this article seems to be more leniant with TYP…but, you know what we use Snow Shovels for down here for?
“When a potential client says, “I don’t want another wood deck,” I don’t need to ask why. I’ve heard enough storiesfrom unhappy homeowners about checked, twisted, or cracked wood decking. But the problem actually isn’t the wood. Poor manufacturing methods, inferior lumber and fasteners, faulty installation methods, and inadequate maintenance all contribute to wood decking’s bad reputation. I’ve been successfully building wood decks for almost 25 years and have learned how to build them so that they last—and look good—for a long time.