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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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Ledger boards on a deck
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<strong>Tip 5: Balance the Ledger Properly</strong>

When installing the ledger board, it's very important that it is level and flat. A ledger board is typically a 2x8 or 2x10 put up against the home. It has to be cut to the correct length. To try and move a ledger board once it's bolted on is a waste of time and money.

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