Fall

Outdoor Fall deck décor

Its finally Fall! Who else is a sucker for the fallen leaves and beautiful colors? We at Econo Decks definitely are! With seasonal change comes seasonal decorating, which means its time to spice up your deck décor and take it to the next level. Luckily, our team has put together a collection of deck decorating ideas for you to mimic …

Deck Trends

Decking trends from 2021

Ever wondered what everyone else was getting done to their deck? If it was similar to your personal visions? If it was completely different? Well the Econo Decks team has put together a list of  what we believe to be the most popular decking trends of 2021. With another summer spent with the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals resorted to revamping …

Deck Privacy

How to increase deck privacy

Deck Privacy is a desirable feature for most home owners and there are ways to create this in just about any backyard. Whether it be the installation of a custom privacy wall, planting vegetation or other creative additions, the possibilities are endless. In this Blog post the Econo Decks team will discuss ways to increase seclusion in your personal outdoor …

Basic maintenance for decks

A well built deck can bring years of joy to a family or individuals who love spending time outside. To preserve a deck its important to conduct regular inspections and maintenance. Keep reading to learn about what we recommend for basic deck maintenance. One of the most important tips is to conduct regular inspections on your deck. If you have …

Patios and Decks

Patios vs. Decks

The materials used for decks and patios is the main difference between both outdoor builds. Decks are usually above the ground and made of wood or other sturdy plastic look-a-likes. While paver stones or concrete make up an outdoor patio. Both decks and patios have their own personal pro’s and con’s but it’s the homeowners decision for fits their lifestyle. …

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What’s the best Wood for my Deck?

Wood is the most efficient and cost effective material for constructing a deck. It looks great, weathers well, spans wide joist distances and is readily available. Whether you’re sketching a blueprint, shopping for materials or ready to break ground, it’s important to know what your options are when building a wooden deck. The wood you choose will have an effect …

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When Should I Stain my New Deck?

There is much controversy regarding when to stain a deck made of pressure treated wood. Some experts suggest you wait 3 to 12 months to let the wood dry and “off” any chemicals used in processing. Others suggest that a few weeks of air drying in summer conditions will be sufficient to lower the moisture content and allow stain to …

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Under-Deck Drainage Systems

An under-deck drainage system utilizes troughs, gutters, panels or flanges to keep rain, spills and snowmelt from dripping through the boards. Often installed on second story decks, these systems convert the space under the deck into a dry area that can be used as a patio, playground, kennel, games area, or outdoor living room. When attached to a first story …

Build a Platform Deck

A platform deck is a self-supporting structure that is not attached to a house or other anchor. Sometimes called an island, floating or freestanding deck, it’s usually constructed only inches from the ground and can be located anywhere in the yard; under a tree, in an open area that catches the sun, at the end of the garden, near the …

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Add an Outdoor Kitchen to your Deck

Why settle for only a grill when you can have an outdoor kitchen on your deck! Install a prep and cooking area, some storage, a bar, a dining table with seating, cooktop, refrigerator and/or a sink. Build it yourself or purchase pre-assembled pieces. With a great outdoor kitchen, you may find it hard to go inside! There are several factors …