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Algae can grow in a number of places. It grows on roof shingles, shaded decks and steps. Do you know how to remove algae? Oxygen bleach is an easy way to remove algae and it is safe for the environment.

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Tim Carter demonstrates in a six-part video series how to rebuild a defective front porch and permanently stop water leaks into the home. This second video shows the hidden problem once the decking has been removed.

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If you build a deck with Trex decking, it might not be as maintenance-free as you might think. Large patches of white fungus and different species of mushrooms have been found growing on the underside of the decking.

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Dark spots of composite decking, such as Trex decking, might be a mixture of algae and mildew. Cleaning Trex decking with oxygen bleach can remove most of the spots. Composite deck flooring is not maintenance free.

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There are many considerations when selecting wood deck stain. Deck stain products are available in two styles - penetrating and film deck stains. Deck stain colors are also a choice you have to make. You need to clean your deck prior to applying decking stains.

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Tim Carter tests three different deck stains on his dock. He is trying to discover which deck stain works best and the correct way to apply the deck stain.

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Is there a proper way to clean a deck? Do you use a pressure washer, scrub brush or a green-cleaner, such as oxygen bleach? Each method has it's advantages. Discovery if a power washer or oxygen bleach is how to clean a deck.

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