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10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

Keep these tips in mind when planning for a new deck.

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<strong>Tip 10: Move to the Groove</strong>

Wood will expand and contract depending on the climate. When installing a wooden deck, make sure the boards have at least 1/8 inch between them so there is room for expansion. If not, the boards will start pressing against each other and the fasteners will snap.

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