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DECK REMODELING: PART TWO

In Part One of this discussion of deck remodeling we looked at the “why” and the “how” of these projects. We noted that restoration and repair of worn or broken deck elements are often what turns a homeowner’s thoughts to remodeling. A deck, after all, is a part of...

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DECK REMODELING: PART ONE

Decks are fair game for remodeling projects, like any element of a home or yard. Time passes, the sun and rain take their toll. So does use. Even when a deck is in perfect condition, homeowners can’t help thinking of improvements and upgrades. We all love our homes,...

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DECKS AND HOT TUBS

Hot tub! Southern California. What’s one without the other? Each whispers the other’s name. It’s a match made wherever perfect matches are made. After all, we get an average only 36 rainy days in a year. Temperatures are mild. Outdoor living is our way of life. And...

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MULTI-LEVEL DECKS

As Los Angeles area deck builders, we’re seeing more and more clients who want to take it to the next level.  Our designers are totally into it.  Multi-level decks very neatly address three kinds of practical matters.  One, adaptation to sloping or hilly lots....

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TREX DECKS

On March 30, 1995, three inventors filed an application for a United States patent. Messrs. Gustafsson, Muller, and Wittenberg claimed to have invented a novel way to make a unique “…wood/thermoplastic composite material…”. The Patent Office reviewed the application....

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IPÉ DECKING

IPÉ Firstly, let’s get the pronunciation out of the way. Ipé is pronounced “eee-pay”. Good to know, since ipé is a fantastic deck building material. Ipé decking is not, however, for all decks and all clients. Those who like it, love it. MG Construction & Decks is...

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A DECK PROJECT START TO FINISH: PART TWO

In  Part One of this walk through a deck project, the Los Angeles deck builder and client reached full and informed agreement on the design and costs. Both parties signed a contract with full hearts and confidence. Before any building can begin, however, there are...

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A DECK PROJECT START TO FINISH: PART ONE

Adding a deck is something a Los Angeles area homeowner without one naturally comes to think of.  And why not? After all, our incomparable climate and vistas make outdoor living a SoCal tradition. In our business, there’s no need to convince clients of the value of a...

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DECK OR PATIO?

Deck or patio? Of course, we know they’re different, decks and patios. But how different? What’s the big deal? They’re flat, solid, outdoor platforms. We can put furniture and fixtures on them. They both make it possible to enjoy our outdoor space without getting our...

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DECK DREAMS COME TRUE

In Southern California, of course, our incomparable climate and terrain beg us to live out of doors. Hence, our yards are very much a part of our home’s living space. There are, after all, plenty of outdoor upgrades that make those spaces more attractive and more...

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