Before you build a deck, read this

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Outdoor decks can be a great addition to a home. One Hawthorne couple loved and care for theirs, but after only seven years, it started to fall apart. They’ve since learned the wood they purchased wasn’t what they thought it was.

See what went wrong and what you need to know about your decking material in this Bamboozled column on NJ.com.