There are many broken-down decks in Emeryville that are safety hazards. It disappoints us to see so many DIY jobs or work from general contractors that end up detracting value from a home, not adding to it. We have the knowledge and skill to do much better work than this.
We don’t just meet building codes, we also construct your deck in such a way that it will last for years and still look professional. That includes focusing on how to get the deck truly square, level, and properly attached to your home without causing foundation or drainage issues. We can also pull off a more complete design than other deck builders, including unusual features like multiple deck surfaces, a circular shape, embedded lighting, embedded outlets, and much more.
There is more to building a deck than aesthetics. Work with us and get professionals who care about the strength of every joist and placement of every foundation footing.
You have two main options when it comes to deck materials: real hardwoods and composite woods. While there are a range of products in each category, you’ll find that choosing between these two is an important step to finding the very best material option for your deck boards. Our deck designers can help. Here are a few things you should know about them:
- Real wood: Choosing a real wood is a great way to ensure your deck looks natural and has a great deal of charm and beauty. However, you’re also signing yourself up for some maintenance work, including cleaning, staining and sealing. Some varieties of wood need no maintenance, or much less maintenance. And choosing between hardwood options like teak, ipe, redwood, cedar and others is often a joy for homeowners. You can get some unique woods that make your deck stand out, and we can help you choose.
- Composite wood: New options for composite wood, like Trex and others, have significantly improved on the texture of composite wood. They are mixtures of real wood, adhesives, and plastics, but can achieve a texture that looks very close to natural. You’ll never have to stain a composite decking, and it is available in a huge range of colors to suit your tastes. You’ll also never have to deal it and it may end up lasting longer than real wood just because it is easier to keep up with the much less maintenance it needs. Cleaning it is wise, but even that task is easier with composite decking. We can help you choose the right composite decking product.
Note that we never recommend you choose a pressure-treated lumber or a softwood for your deck. No part of your deck, from railings to footing, should be made from these materials because they warp, get water damage, and break early. They are simply not of a high enough quality to build a deck with.