More stories about Design/Construction

  • Added Support

    When installing a lift onto a deck measuring less than 4 inches thick, contractors must pour a concrete pad for extra support

  • Multi-Level Achievement

    Some jobs can’t be performed in the usual order.

  • Builder, Designer, Mediator

    Scott Cohen wasn’t optimistic.

  • Take My Wife, Please

    If selling was easy, everyone would do it.

  • Bridge to Everywhere

    With renovations becoming a larger piece of the total pool market, it only makes sense that pool builders would team up with landscape professionals to take them on.

  • Paving the Way

    Looking for a deck option that can ride out ground movement while offering stylistic flair?

  • Asked & Answered

    I have been told that low-voltage step lights can’t be used within 5 feet of the water’s edge.

  • A Fine Balance

    In today’s pool industry, every dig is critical. But in trying to get that signature on the dotted line, some sales professionals will push the limits of what they can promise and at what price.

  • The Big Time

    The commercial market is very alluring. With higher price points and already-in-place financing, commercial work can mean a company gets to avoid the all-too-common headaches of residential jobs.

  • Aquascapes: The Big Picture

    Large backyards pose a challenge that may seem like a luxury at first, but actually require a unique kind of imagination and discipline to design