Jessica and Gabe bought a house 3 years ago that has a large yard, but the deck that came with the house is literally disintegrating. Jessica is 8 1/2 months pregnant, so Gabe urgently needs to baby-proof the deck. Gabe's patchwork maintenance is barely holding the deck together, so Paul and the team show him how to build a deck that's safe for the whole family.
Anthony and Cristina have an awesome backyard swimming pool that they can't see from their aging overgrown deck. Anthony grew up on a farm but never acquired any carpentry skills, and he's clueless when it comes to fixing decks. Cristina's had enough of nagging Anthony without success, and needs Paul to help Anthony tackle the rebuild.
Matt and Stephanie have a 7-month-old baby and want to enjoy the summer outdoors with their little one. But their unsafe, rotting deck is keeping them trapped indoors. Matt has all the tools to fix the deck but none of the know-how, so Paul must show Matt the techniques to build a functioning deck for this young family.
'Chef' Paul built his wife Shirley a makeshift deck 10 years ago, but he used cheap materials and the deck is ready for a complete teardown. Shirley is usually the one wearing the tool belt in this family, but wants her husband to fix the mess he created. Enter Paul Lafrance, who is going to help 'Chef' Paul get the ingredients right this time and cook up a proper deck.
Michelle and Courtney have 4 lively kids, but their postage stamp sized deck can't fit a table on it big enough for the whole family. Courtney manages to charm his way out of expanding the deck properly, and Michelle's just about given up hope he'll ever change. Paul and his crew must get Courtney to own up to his promise to build a deck the entire family can enjoy together.
Jeremy and Lisa are remodeling their lakeside cottage into their dream house, but the bland, boring deck that's currently in their backyard is preventing that dream from becoming a reality. Jeremy is the star drummer for alt-rockers 'Our Lady Peace' and when he's not on tour, Jeremy admits he lacks the skills to build a proper deck. It's time for our star deck builder Paul to drop by and show Jeremy how to construct a deck to make Lisa proud.
Fatima has been asking David to build them a new deck for the last 20 years, but he manages to talk his way out of doing any real work. Tired of David's procrastination and stopgap fixes, Fatima calls Paul to come in and kick-start David's work ethic into gear. With Paul and his crew's guidance, David can finally give Fatima the deck she has always wanted.
Matt and Tanya have lived through years of renovations on their house, but the DIY deck Matt built as a gift for Tanya is a disaster waiting to happen. Matt put it up over a weekend with a few buddies, and let's just say they might have been a little distracted during the construction. Now Matt and Tanya have a newborn baby girl, Paul teaches Matt a few lessons about deck building and being a responsible father.
Don and Pam are close to retiring and want to be able to enjoy the next 20 years together in their beautiful backyard. But their 25-year-old deck is so unsafe it needs a complete teardown and rebuild. Don is completely intimidated by even the simplest repair, so Pam needs Paul to come in and help Don build a deck to keep her safe and sound for her golden years.
Brenda and Scott run a prop building business out of their home, and the noisy work often spills onto their deck outdoors. Brenda is desperate for a quiet backyard retreat, and wants Scott to fix up the temporary deck he built in an afternoon, 5 years ago! Scott is stubborn and thinks the deck is adequate, but Brenda's enlisted Paul and his team show Scott what he did wrong with his deck build and how to fix it properly.