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The PierTech Footer System: Speed Of Construction

Posted in: Screen Porch, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, hire a decking contractor, deck builders, patio questions, how to build a patio, home additons, deck questions, upscale deck features, deck topics, porch topics, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Hire a Contractor, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened-in Porch, piertech, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Home construction projects often have a reputation for taking longer (and costing more) than originally anticipated. This becomes especially pronounced when the project is a significant undertaking, such as foundation work. With the PierTech footer system, however, new construction installs, as well as foundation repair work, can be done significantly faster than the traditional wood and concrete system.

The Archatrak Porcelain Paver Brand And Its Evolution

Posted in: deck builders, patio design, roof building tips, how to build a patio, home additons, outdoor living spaces, upscale deck features, low-maintenance decking, porch topics, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., Loudoun County, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, deck pavers, porcelain pavers, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Heatstrip, Screened-in Porch, custom deck, screen room ideas, screen porch design

James Moylan

Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Dependable Contractor eBook by Design Builders, Inc.

If you’ve looked into the advantages and benefits of porcelain pavers, it’s a good bet you’ve come across the name “Archatrak.” As one of the leaders in the industry, this brand comes across the radars of many homeowner and those in the commercial sector looking to install porcelain in their outdoor environments (rooftop decks, patios, terraces, courtyards, plazas, and more). Archatrak, however, has gone through several iterations, and with that in mind, here’s a quick overview of the brand’s evolution.

How to Prepare for a Flagstone Patio in 2017

Posted in: patio design, patio questions, how to build a patio, patio tips

James Moylan

Monday, January 30, 2017

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What are the first steps of installing a flagstone patio?

Flagstone patios are a great way to incorporate the beauty and uniqueness of natural stone into your outdoor living space. Because the process involves real stone with natural variations in thickness and dimensions, each flagstone patio is a unique creation. Although the process for actually building a flagstone patio is essentially the same, the patio built for this particular project reflects that every job yields a personalized result.

2017 Guide to Patio Materials: Concrete Pavers, Brick Pavers & Natural Stone

Posted in: Decks and Patios, patio design, how to build a patio, patio tips, porch topics

James Moylan

Friday, October 14, 2016

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Common Materials You Can Use in Your Next Outdoor Patio Project

When you’re starting to examine your options for building a patio, it can feel overwhelming trying to sort through all the potential materials you could use. How do you know which one is right for your Maryland patio? Keep reading for a basic breakdown of some of the most common materials used for this purpose and a few considerations to keep in mind before committing to that material.

How to Install a Recessed Hot Tub in 8 Easy Steps

Posted in: Decks and Patios, patio design, hot tubs, how to build a patio, patio tips, deck add-ons, porch add-ons

James Moylan

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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One element that’s becoming increasingly popular in outdoor living spaces is the hot tub. Especially in areas that experience cold winters, this can be an excellent addition to any outdoor area. It is, however, a very involved process and one you’ll need to carefully discuss and coordinate with your design build team. These are your top 8 steps and considerations for installing a hot tub in Virginia or Maryland.