BestDeckSite.com provides plans, materials and tips for making decks at home
Deck Building, Gazebo Building, and Design
The Author of BestDeckSite
The author of BestDeckSite, Greg Muske, is a seasoned residential General Contractor with a degree in both Mathematics and Education who has taken university level coursework in mechanical engineering. Mr. Muske's building reputation for outstanding quality and attention to detail carries over into his writings for BestDeckSite. Throughout this site, comprehensive and complete information is given, starting with the creation of a plan and following through to the nailing up of finishing touches. All the tables, design specifications, and building advice on BestDeckSite have been specifically tailored for deck and gazebo construction and are presented by Mr. Muske in his down-to-earth writing style. Whether you're a building pro or just starting out, BestDeckSite has all the help you need to get the job done right!
Resources and Methodology
BestDeckSite combines the best of both worlds. On one hand, an exhaustive body of technical publications were resourced to ensure the design and code specifications presented on BestDeckSite are complete and accurate. On the other hand, Mr. Muske's hands-on building advice and teaching expertise shows, in step-by-step fashion, how to put this body of information to good use.
Material referenced on BestDeckSite includes the National Design Specifications (NDS), the Uniform Building Code (UBC), the Council of Building Officials (CABO) code book, the American Forest & Paper Association design values and tables, ASCE's "Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures", as well as many other engineering handbooks and construction publications. Additionally, the specialized tables found throughout BestDeckSite have been developed using professional design software, StruCalc, and cross-checked against existing standards for accuracy. Finally, the more technically complex sections have been reviewed by a Professional Engineer (PE).
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