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Deck Pier Mastery

Make the best deck pier possible by following these practices More

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Forecast: U.S. Demand for Decking to Rise 2.4% Annually Through 2018

Sales will reach $6.5B in four years, Freedonia predicts More

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Homeowners Seeking 'Last Roof' Drive Metal Sales

After a lull brought on by the recession, the growth of metal roofing seems set to resume as more roofing companies and home improvement contractors enter the market. More

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What You Can Learn From Lowe's $6.5 Million Job-Classification Payout

Treating independent contractors like paid employees without giving them a full-timer's benefits is a recipe for disaster. Lowe's learned. Here's advice from a construction law expert on how you can avoid a similar fate. More

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EPA Fines 4 New England Firms for Lead-Paint Violations

Four New England companies will pay penalties ranging from $2,200 to $30,000 to settle allegations that they violated Environmental Protection Agency rules for doing renovations that could disturb lead paint. The announcement is one of several signs that the EPA is stepping up RRP enforcement in the region. More

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Keep Decks Looking New With Deck Maintenance Programs

Just because you finished building a hardwood tropical deck doesn't mean that you should stop caring for it. A savvy deck builder will make finishing and maintaining a customer's outdoor investment a priority. Here's how and why. More

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Ready Seal Gives Outdoor Lumber a Facelift

From decks to siding, Ready Seal offers an easy-to-apply stain and sealer in one. More

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Plan for Weather to Keep Your Backlog in Check

This winter has wreaked havoc on the scheduling practices of many replacement... More

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Jury Reaches Split Verdict in Negative Online Review Case

There were no winners--and no losers--in the split verdict delivered last Friday.... More

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Negative Online Review Lawsuit Under Way

The case of contractor Christopher Dietz, who sued a former client for $750,000 over lost business that he alleges was caused by two negative online reviews, went back to court the morning of Monday, Jan. 27, with many contractors keeping a close eye on the case. More

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