We’re lucky here in Maryland to be blessed with long summers, beautiful springs and falls and comfortable weather for a good portion of the year. That makes investing in a new deck or other outdoor living project a great choice for local homeowners.
These Harford County residents were no different. They hired T.W. Ellis to re-deck their existing deck as the aged wood was need of replacement. We quickly discovered, though, that the wear extended beyond the deck surface.
After taking off the existing pressure-treated wood decking, we realized that the underlying joists were deteriorating and would not make for a good finished product for the homeowners. After consulting with the client, we replaced the joists as well.
This points to why it is so important to hire a professional, experienced company to tackle your outdoor living project. (See more information here on why you shouldn’t attempt a DIY deck.)
T.W. Ellis has decades of experience building and designing decks throughout the area. We are not only certified remodelers, but also a long-time member of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). A skilled deck professional like T.W. Ellis knows what to watch for and can deliver you a quality project that will last for years.
We were able to deliver a beautiful finished deck for these clients. Besides new joists, the 16- by 40-foot deck features Trex Transcend composite decking in Tiki Torch. Composite decking offers lower maintenance and longer life than traditional wood decking, giving these homeowners a deck they can enjoy for years.
The homeowners wanted to keep decking seams to a minimum. To achieve that we divided the deck into two sections and utilized picture framing in the contrasting Lava Rock color. The railing is white Finyl Line railing, with black balusters. Light is provided by 15 Saturn low-voltage lights around the deck. In order to make the deck more usable, we connected the decking landing to the driveway for wheelchair accessibility.
It was also important to the homeowners that the large space under the deck be usable. To help accomplish that and keep the area dry we recommended and installed DEK Drain, an under-deck ceiling system. It creates a dry space under the deck by preventing precipitation and moisture from breaching the surface.
The best way to make sure your deck is up to safe standards is to work with a fully licensed and insured company like T.W. Ellis. Contact us to today to talk about your new deck, outdoor living project or any remodeling needs!
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