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Coastal Deck Collapse

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THE CAUSE AND PREVENTION OF A MAJOR DECK COLLAPSE The North American Deck and Railing Association or NADRA estimates that there are 40 million decks in the U.S. that are over 20 years old. The concerns with older decks are: Many were built before new codes were established which made decks uniformly safer. Many are weaker after experiencing weather stress for m…Continue Reading..

Boarding Up with Hurricane Fabric

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HURRICANE FABRIC: THE FUTURE OF STORM PROTECTION  As a homeowner in a coastal area prone to Hurricanes, you have probably considered hurricane panels at one time or another.  Hurricane panels or shutters protect your home from damaging winds, driving rain and flying debris often associated with hurricanes and severe storms. In the past, hurricane panels took …Continue Reading..

Coastal Foundations

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Why we use piling foundations along the Outer Banks of NC.  If you have ever visited or lived on the Outer Banks, you may have been wondering why the homes are built on pilings or “stilts”. You’re not alone, you might be surprised how often this question comes up. Before moving to the Outer Banks, my wife made me promise that we wouldn't live in a house on …Continue Reading..

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