Sure Drive’s Mantis Installation Video

Sure Drive USA manufacturers a wide variety of deck fastening solutions. The company's hidden deck fastener line includes The Mantis Clip for grooved boards, voted as the easiest hidden deck fastener to install; it's been a favorite with decking contractors as well as DIY homeowners.

DeckExpo Relocates as Sister Remodeling Show Goes Online

To meet the need for inpatient care, the exhibit hall of the Baltimore Convention Center has been converted into a facility to treat those recovering from COVID-19. With the uncertainty of when it will return to hosting professional events, Deck Expo is splitting off from the Remodeling Show, which will move to a new format in 2020.

Firm Foundations

AG-CO’s FootingPad post foundations for deck, post-frame and other post-in-ground structures is now available in a 20” diameter version, joining four other sizes (10”, 12”, 16”, 24”).

Easy to install Cable Railing to upgrade your decking project

Today, designing and installing a cable railing system has never been simpler with easy-to-install systems and components.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Video Series for Contractors

Simpson Strong-Tie has debuted the first episode of Build a Stronger Deck, an entertaining and educational YouTube video series that shows builders, deck contractors, and their homeowner customers how to easily build stronger, safer decks that last.

Cable Connection and Ultra-Tec Consolidate Locations

The Cable Connection and sister brand Ultra-tec have consolidated from three buildings to one in Carson City, NV.

Barrette Outdoor Living Launches “Sale into Summer” Promotion

Barrette Outdoor Living has launched “Sale into Summer,” a rebate promotion for consumers/contractors.

Fast, Easy Deck Bending

The new CAMO LEVER is used to bend, straighten or align deck boards. It's also designed for smaller crews and allows social distancing on the jobsite.

Makita Helps Foot Bill for Tool Repairs

Makita U.S.A. has begun offering temporary free labor and free shipping for tool repairs at Makita Factory Service Centers.

RailFX Launches Contractor Rebate Program

RailFX has launched ProFX, a nationwide rebate program available to all licensed contractors purchasing RailFX Aluminum Systems now through December 15.

What I Have Learned From 4 Major Market Corrections

In light of current events, BPD and The Merchant e-Weekly will feature guest contributors offering the industry their thoughts and advice. This is NOT paid advertising but rather part of our service to the industry in contrast to the ongoing 24/7 news cycle we are faced with. If you have thoughts to share, please send them to

Building Decks on EWP

Treated engineered wood marks the next generation in deck framing systems.

Short-Term Pain Seen for Remodeling

Owner expenditures for home renovations and repairs are expected to decline at least through the first quarter of next year due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fortress Enhances Preferred Pro Program

Fortress Building Products recently unveiled its revitalized Fortress Preferred Program. The program will give U.S. and Canadian building professionals helpful resources for their business.

The Power of Podcasts

Podcasts are paving the way for professionals to connect with each other and gain knowledge through a different avenue, and the decking industry is no exception.

Up Your Social Game

When we began working together as remodeling contractors nearly 40 years ago, we used several means to generate work.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Pergola Planner

Simpson Strong-Tie has launched a free online Pergola Planner Software tool to help quickly and easily design dream backyards.