See How HGTV's "Decked Out" Covers Wood Support Posts with Deckorators Postcovers
Posted 12 August 2013 8:00 AM by Ashley Vanderwall
Do you have plans to build a porch, pergola or elevated deck and want to dress up those pressure-treated support posts? As seen on HGTV Canada's "Decked Out", Deckorators® cast stone postcovers are a perfect option. They are available in 42” and 53” heights, and can be stacked to create robust stone-look columns that run the entire height of the post.
To stack, slide the postcovers over the post on top of one another and use an exterior-grade construction adhesive where they meet to solidify the attachment. Be sure the proper blocking is in place where needed to create a rock-solid column. The seam where the two postcovers meet will be almost unnoticeable. However, if you do not want to leave the seam exposed, fashion a trim piece to complement the decking or trim on the house and install around the seam.
Keep in mind, these postcovers must be installed during new construction, as they need to be slipped over the top of the post. For more information, check out the installation instructions or how-to videos.
Check out our previous blog Deck Postcovers are durable with look and feel of real masonry for other ways to use these durable, fiberglass-reinforced concrete postcovers.
Image: Deckorators fieldstone postcovers are used to create a rustic look on this pergola. Deck shown was featured in "The West Coast Deck" episode of HGTV Canada's "Decked Out".