Product Image Getting Decked and Choosing How That Happens

Getting Decked: And Choosing How That Happens | Kentucky

3 Hour Audio Course
Capitalize on our love of outdoor spaces with this course that explores options available to build decks and structures and the many different materials available.
0.3 ICC Building CEUs – Approval #25461 


Instructor: Paul Spite

Despite our need for shelter from elements, we have always sought opportunity to get back into or close to nature. A large part of our effort to reunite with nature has revolved around creating outdoor spaces adjoining our houses. There, we can get outside to enjoy favorable climate conditions, at whatever time we choose.

These outdoor spaces go by many names and have manifested as lanais, porches, screened enclosures, patios, etc. The most common outdoor spaces, constructed and attached to homes in western cultures, are outdoor decks, balconies and patios. For the purposes of this course, we will explore options available to build decks, balconies, and structures that are usually supported at some point above grade.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The evolving use of different materials to construct safe and usable outdoor surfaces
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each available outdoor surface option
  • New surfacing options that have been developed to overcome decking material limitations
  • How surfacing materials are being combined to minimize weaknesses and maximize strengths

This Course Covers:

  • Decking / Balconies Made of Wood
  • Decking / Balconies Made of Man-made Materials
  • Decking / Balconies Made of Aluminum
  • Decking / Balconies Made of Concrete
  • ​Decking / Balconies Made of Porcelain?​