August 13, 2016 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
It's been a few weeks since I've reached out. There are a couple of reasons.
I discovered that during the summer months you, and other subscribers, tend to get busy. As such, interest in the newsletter wanes.
Because of this, I don't want great information to fall through the cracks. That's why I coast a little during the summer.
And then there's been my deck project. I have to tell you, I bit off just about as much as I can chew with this job! I've been on it now since the beginning of June and I still have weeks of work left.
I taped two videos for you last week and you'll see links to those below.
Here's a photo that should be of great interest to you. Do you have an idea of what's going on in this photo? Look closely.
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What you're looking at is my upper original deck. It projects out from the house 10 feet and is 64 feet long. There's an identical-sized deck 13 feet below it. My house is a walkout on a steep hill.
Oh, it's important for you to know that I didn't build the house I'm living in. I would have NEVER EVER built a deck that's only 10 feet wide!!!!!
Look at the left side of the photo and you can see a glimpse of the new deck I built. It extends out 16 feet from the edge of the existing deck and it's 24-feet wide. It's also 3 feet lower than the upper deck.
But what is the weird shiny stuff covering the top of the joists in the photo?
opens in a new windowCLICK HERE to enlighten yourself!!!
Are you Prepared?
It's a very long story, and quite disturbing if you ask me, but suffice it to say that you need to realize certain newspaper editors RESTRICT what you get to see in their papers. I don't know if it's a power trip or ?????
I was asked by an editor of a very large East Coast paper to write a special column about getting prepared for storms. The link to it is just below.
I suggested to the editor that she do a survey of her readers to prove the angle I was using in the story was valid. She refused to do the survey and insisted that I write the column with the slant she wanted.
I decided, "Heck, I'll do it. I'll survey you (my newsletter subscribers)."
The reason for the survey was to drive home the fact that in a major disaster, you'll be all on your own. Your local emergency services will not come to help. They don't have enough equipment or manpower to help everyone at the same time.
The survey is only two questions.
I have it setup so you can see the results as more and more people take the survey.
Be honest when you answer.
opens in a new windowCLICK HERE to take the survey then I want you to READ the column I wrote.
opens in a new windowCLICK HERE to read the column I wrote for the editor.
Two New Videos
I told you I've got two new videos for you. When you go to the links below, be sure to COMMENT at the bottom of the page if you like the product, have questions, etc.
Become part of the community and COMMENT.
I have to approve comments, so you won't see it appear right away. Be patient.
Here are the two new videos:
opens in a new windowTrex Protect Joist Tape
opens in a new windowTrex RainEscape
New Columns for You
If you're a new subscriber and want to see all the NEW CONTENT I load to my website, here are two great links for you.
I upload primarily to my opens in a new windowQ & A page and my opens in a new windowTool Reviews. Feel free to bookmark those two pages and stop back to see what's there.
opens in a new windowTreated Lumber ROTTING
opens in a new windowMulch Against Foundation
I want to remind you of a GREAT DVD made by a brilliant man named Wally. He lives in rural Michigan.
Wally has figured out how ancient people lifted HEAVY HUGE stones with ease.
Wally also re-discovered how these stones were MOVED with ease from one spot to another.
opens in a new windowCLICK HERE and ORDER Wally's DVD.
I GUARANTEE you this DVD will blow your mind.
I get NOTHING from this other than the joy of helping keep this technology alive.
That's enough for today. I need to get out and finish the Trex RainEscape system so I can put the Trex Transcend decking on my upper deck!
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com
Do It Right, Not Over!