Category Archives: Deck Building

Task

I was asked by the client to repair and restore the existing deck and to build a walkway from the garage to the deck at the rear of the house. The clients pet dogs messed up the pathways so this would also fix that problem.

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Process

The property is situated on a busy road as well as having only pathway access to the back of the house everything had to be carried and removed by hand.  The plan was to make sure that materials were on site during and after the footings were dug and soil removed. With limited access it had to be a very clean work site every day. This was also a safety issue to address.

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The Challenges

The existing deck was so low to the ground that the soil was touching the underside of the bearers in places. We removed the soil as well as loose timber laying there. The spa had to be removed and the deck sanded and stained to make the deck look new.  An extension had to be made to look original. Also a pair of gates had to be made.

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The Result

The  outcome was that the deck had more room and looked original as it matched the same height of the previous one.  Four coats of decking oil were applied to enhance the look and longevity of the deck. You will see that the clients pets are also using the deck. Two new gates had to be built as the old ones were cactus.

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Task

The pool area was an area that was not used. It was always full of weeds and the owner wanted to make it functional and appealing to the eye. A deck was the practical solution. The deck is built within the pool fenced area.

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