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12 02, 2020

Are You Charging Enough for Deck Features?

By |2020-02-12T00:00:00-05:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Bobby Parks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Bobby Parks Today’s Outdoor Living Contractors In today’s deck building market, radiuses, borders, inlays, outdoor lighting, and mitered stair tread details have become the trend.  I have friends that deliver amazing award-winning creations utilizing some or all these elements and most have figured out not only an efficient way to [...]

24 10, 2019

NADRA Code Update: Should Decks be Built Like Stairs?

By |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , |

October 2019 Update By: Glenn Mathewson Some believe they should.  Stair treads must resist the same uniform load as decking, but with an added requirement to resist a 300 lb. concentrated load at mid span.  Consider the impact your feet place on treads as you come running down them. This extra [...]