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What Are the Components of a Cable Handrail System?

Posted in: Deck Tips, deck add-ons, porch add-ons, outdoor accessories, cable handrails, Porch and Deck Accessories

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 18, 2017



Handrails are an integral part of any decking structure, but they can sometimes be somewhat overlooked. While people tend to focus on the actual decking boards, the handrail system should be given equal consideration since it equally affects the functionality and looks of your finished deck project. With that in mind, the following are the essential components of one common handrail system: the cable handrail.

How did Mbrico Tile Decks Get Started?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Deck Tips, Deck Design, deck add-ons, deck topics, deck materials, rooftop decks, Mbrico, Tile Decks

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

mbrico tile pool deck

How Did Mbrico Tile Decks Enter the Premium Decking Market?

If you’ve recently looked into renovating an existing deck or installing a new deck altogether, you likely know firsthand just how many options there are out there in terms of style, design, and material. One company that stands out from the crowd, however, is Mbrico Tile Decks. What makes these decks unique, and how exactly did this company break into the decking industry?

How to Properly Space Deck Boards When Building a Deck or Porch

Posted in: Deck Tips, Deck Design, deck builders, deck questions, deck topics, deck boards

James Moylan

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Archatrak paver spacing in Washington, DC

How to Properly Space Deck Boards When Building a Deck or Porch

When you’re looking to build a new deck or porch, there are many factors that can alter how you go about actually constructing it. One area where this holds true is with deck board spacing. Depending on the type of wood or decking board you’re actually working with, it can change those spacing recommendations. Therefore, before you jump into construction, make sure you’ve thoroughly researched this spacing issue.

Low-Voltage Lighting Packages: What's Best for Your Outdoor Space?

Posted in: Deck Tips, Deck Design, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, deck topics, porch topics, porch add-ons, outdoor accessories, Trex, Porch and Deck Accessories, Outdoor Lighting

James Moylan

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Low-Voltage Lighting Packages: What's Best for Your Outdoor Space?

Lighting is an excellent way to increase the visual appeal and functionality of any outdoor living space. This design project illustrates that principle well, as the various lighting installations were often done with both goals in mind. The lighting additions span the entire outdoor area, incorporating everything from recessed, low-voltage light to uplighting.

What Your Contractor May Not Know When Building a Screen Porch in Rockville

Posted in: Screen Porch, Deck Screens, Deck Building Tips, Deck Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, deck builders, deck topics, deck contractors

James Moylan

Wednesday, September 28, 2016



If you’re undertaking a screen porch project in Rockville, Maryland, there are some special considerations to keep in mind. Because Rockville presents these slightly different but important differences, it’s imperative to do your research and ensure you aren’t unpleasantly surprised as you move forward with your build.