Fwd: Material Costs Going Up

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4.09.2013

Featured Article

DECK BUILDER

Installing Pavers

The appearance and durability of a patio or walkway depend largely on how well its base layers are installed. Michigan landscaper Eddie Martindale explains how he approaches this critical part of a hardscaping project. Read More

Decking News

JLC

Cost of Materials Goes Up

After suffering through a long slump, the construction industry is starting to see an upswing in some parts of the country. But prices for lumber, concrete, and other building materials also are headed up. Read More

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NEW YORK TIMES

Labor Shortages Hamper Rebound

Builders are facing delays on new projects in part because they can't find as many construction workers as they'd like, The New York Times reports. Getting necessary building permits from swamped local authorities is another bottleneck. Read More

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THOMSON REUTERS

Employee or Sub?

The U.S. Department of Labor is launching a $1.9 million study to find out whether workers and managers understand the distinction between regular employees and subcontractors. The government estimates it loses about $2.7 billion in tax revenue a year because the difference is poorly understood. Read More

Around the Web

ADD A DEK

Deck Disasters Down Under

A poorly built deck is just that, no matter where it's constructed. For a look at what can go wrong in another part of the world, browse the photos available on this Australian website. Read More

BUILDER

Health Care Law Affects Builders

The nation's new health care law, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last June, is changing the way builders offer health insurance benefits to their employees. Builder's John Caulfield explains how. Read More

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REMODELING

Communication the Key to Success

Clear communication is essential to running a successful business; veteran remodeler Paul Winans finds a lot to learn on this topic during a recent visit to a local restaurant. Read More

Products

DECK BUILDER

Membrane for Waterproof Decks

Duradek's 60-mil PVC membrane is hardy enough to handle foot traffic while protecting rooftop decks from water infiltration. The Ultra PVC Membrane comes in more than two dozen colors and patterns. Read More

Readers Weigh In

DECK BUILDER

PDB Editor Andy Engel Says, “So Long”

The magazine's editor of five years bids farewell to PDB readers, and looks back at what's changed in the industry during his time at the helm. Read More

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Quick Vote

Does your deck company accept credit cards? Read More

Forums

DECK BUILDER FORUMS

Coping with a Sloped Deck

A reader has nearly completed a 24-foot-long deck and has only the stairs to finish. But he discovers the deck has a decided slope. What now? Read More

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Upcoming Events

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