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Do you have a dirty deck that you’re tired of cleaning each year? We have the solution you’ve been looking for.

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Here at Hickory Dickory Decks we have found that the majority of our customers are tired of wasting their days off and their spring and summer weekends cleaning and sealing their decks. With the time and effort it takes to pressure wash, scrub and apply the typical sealer, the average person decides to let it weather and leave it unprotected. We have found a solution that is both very effective in protecting your deck but also lasts for a substantial amount of time! Seal Once is a line of coating products that are water-based and contain no VOCs, toxins or irritants. The cleaning solution works great on wood, composite decking, concrete and brick to remove dirt, mold and mildew. The deck sealant provide deep penetrating protection for up ten years on vertical surfaces and six on horizontal. With over three years of experience applying the product we are still amazed by the results and protection Seal Once deck sealer provides.

Removal and Prevention of Mold/Mildew

Removal of Existing Mold/Mildew: Use New Images Coatings All Wood Cleaner. Scrub the infected area with the cleaning mixture and a scrub brush and rinse with garden hose or pressure washer no more than 1250 psi using wide fan pattern. Leave solution on concrete for 15 to 20 minutes. You can re-apply if needed.

Application of Seal-Once Deck Sealer: Once substrate is fairly dry and clean, apply two coats of Seal-Once wet on damp (do not allow to dry between coats). You should apply three coats if the wood, composite decking or concrete is aged and very porous.

Results: The mold and mildew has undoubtedly penetrated the wood, composite decking or concrete and will continue to come to the surface for some time. Seal-Once allows water vapor transmission to occur thus allowing the trapped moisture to rise to the surface. Apply another solution of water/bleach/dawn and wash mold away. Continue this until mold/mildew is gone. Do not reapply Seal-Once. No additional water will be able to penetrate from the surface because the wood, composite decking or concrete is now protected by Seal-Once. In time, the mold and mildew will dry up. This process could take several months to occur.

How do we know that Seal-Once is so safe?

Seal-Once has been tested for acute toxicity by a nationally known environmental testing organization in the United States. During application, tests were conducted in liquid form, the result – no toxicity was found. Also, when materials treated with Seal-Once are immersed in fresh or salt water, they do not leech out, or become hydrolytically unstable.

How does Seal-Once provide such great protection?

Unlike today’s market leaders, Seal-Once base materials are newly developed, environmentally stable, and safe polymers. When looked at under a microscope, these materials are much smaller and lighter than today’s market leaders. In fact, Seal-Once measures 100 times smaller than a micron, roughly equivalent to a fraction of a millionth of an inch. Consequently, when applied to a wood or concrete surface, Seal-Once permeates the external surface more deeply, thereby sealing and protecting the surface for a longer period of time.

Is Seal-Once a silicone, latex or acrylic?

Seal-Once is none of the above. Seal-Once is a deep penetrating, complex co-polymer. Others are primarily surface treatments.

How do I get the most for my money when applying a waterproofer?

Follow these four simple steps:

  1. Assure the surface is free of algae, mold, mildew, etc.
  2. Assure the surface is ready to accept a waterproofer.
  3. Apply when temperature is over 35°, air is dry, with no imminent rain.
  4. Apply the waterproofer on a surface until it rejects further treatment. That is, apply the waterproofer until it stops soaking in. Older porous wood may accept three applications before the surface voids fill up. You do not need to wait until your first application has dried. Continue to apply product while the surface is damp.

What is the difference between Seal-Once pigments and competitors’ pigments?

Seal-Once pigments are UV stable and non toxic. They have been designed to react to UV light by converting UV energy into thermal energy. Competitors’ pigments are made from organic materials. Organic materials deplete in up to 18 months as they are either washed away by the elements, or baked away by the sun. Also competitors’ pigments are toxic.

Visit http://www.seal-once.com/ for more detailed information regarding Seal-Once.

Contact Hickory Dickory Decks today to get a quote and to take advantage of our current specials available for spring booking.

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Make the most out of your outdoor living space with a beautiful new composite deck from Armadillo. Armadillo Decking is available in six rich, vibrant colors, Painted Desert, Canyon Gray, Rustic Red, Tumbleweed, Foxtail and Driftwood.

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Just Enjoy with Armadillo Decking!

No need to worry about splinters, and forget about staining or painting. Instead spend your time enjoying your new deck! Armadillo Decking is a new capped product from Rhino Deck. This new technology resists fading, weathering, stains, mold and mildew and has a 20 year warranty. It’s a composite board that’s fully wrapped with a polyethylene coating, reversible with a wood grain on both sides. We also offer a hidden fastening system for a fastener free surface. The time to sit back, relax and enjoy a new deck is now!

Easy on the Eyes

Composite decking has never looked better. Armadillo’s “hardshell” is permanently fused to its composite core. The unique composition of the outer layer provides better control over pigmentation, resulting in a denser, richer color, more variation and a more realistic look.

Solid or Grooved Options

Choose between Armadillo Decking Solid or Armadillo Decking Grooved.

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Made from 100% Recycled Material

Armadillo Decking is made from 100% recycled material. Rhino Deck uses almost half a billion plastic containers each year in the manufacturing process. They use a proprietary mix of wood pulp and high density polyethylene plastics (HDPE), like milk jugs, detergent bottles and water bottles.

Armadillo Decking Cleaning instructions

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Hello, my name is Tom Jacques and I am the CEO and founder of Hickory Dickory Decks. Drew Cunningham, a good friend and our favorite Hickory Dickory photographer, and myself finally decide to write and publish our very own deck design book. After over 25 years of designing and building over 20,000 custom decks and taking pictures of 99 percent of them, we had a special problem. It wasn’t if we had enough good deck pictures for our book, but which ones to use out of thousands to choose from. Drew took this project on over the last 12 months, and in July 2013 we printed and published our own Deck Book.

The Deck Book – Inspirations

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You will find many deck design ideas by browsing through the more than 400 colour photos the book contains. Please view our picture section with pictures from our book and I hope it helps motivate you to think of a remodel on a brand new deck design for your home in 2014. If you are interested we do sell the book for $25 plus shipping or you can call your local Hickory Dickory Decks designers and they can drop by for a visit and bring you a book.

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Welcome to our newest website and to our new deck blog. During this Christmas season I want to suggest that some of you deck enthusiasts add a new custom built, low maintenance outdoor living space to your Santa’s wish list.

Why NOW is the Best Time to Buy a Deck

Most home owners would naturally think of starting their deck project in the spring. Going out into their backyard to spring clean and the “old deck” just doesn’t look too inviting anymore. This is perfectly okay, but everyone is doing the same so the good time spots and any winter specials will be gone. Our team at Hickory Dickory Decks are ready and willing to come visit your home this winter, even if we have to make our way to the backyard through some white stuff.

Backyard Deck Ideas

We love designing unique, custom decks and if we have more time to think and plan your deck, our backyard deck ideas will be more creative. We are also doing lots of training during the winter months so we may get two or more designers working on your deck design. We also are practicing on new design software so we can give you a 3D design to help you see exactly what your new deck will be like.

The Deck Book for backyard deck ideasFor some backyard deck ideas, please read about Our New Deck Book. Call 1 800 263 4774 or e-mail hddoffice@gmail.com if you would like a copy.

I hope that some of you deck shoppers do call us from December to March and look forward to our team at Hickory Dickory Decks helping you design a fantastic custom deck for your home for the 2014 season. Happy holidays and I hope to hear from you soon.

Tom Jacques

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2014. January is the month at Hickory Dickory Decks that we advertise, interview and hire some new great carpenters / deck builders to our Hickory Dickory Decks building team.

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We are now building custom decks in over 60 cities in Ontario and also in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Maine. If you are an honest, hardworking, professional carpenter with over 5 years of experience and think you have what it takes to join Canada’s largest custom deck building company, we would love to hear from you. Make sure you spend some time recovering some of your past deck projects and if you have the building skills to replicate the fine quality of our current craftspeople we would gladly accept your resume and portfolio. You can also call 1-800-263-4774 to drop by for a coffee and introduce yourself to one of our team members. Our 2014 season will start in early March and will go to late December in most areas. We have many carpenters that have been with our company for over 20 years and we have over 100 building teams throughout our system. We have an excellent reputation in the industry and are world leaders in low maintenance decking.

I thank you for taking the time to consider working at Hickory Dickory Decks and I hope to hear from you soon.

Tom Jacques