We purchased our new house knowing that the back deck would need to be replaced sooner rather than later. We chose to tackle the big expense within the first year of owning the house first for safety reasons; we were not sure how much longer the rotten wood would last. Secondly, it was really only a staircase and we wanted to expand out to make usable space.
We hired a local, family run construction company to do the work.
The small, old, ugly and rotting deck that needed to be replaced.
Demolition of the old deck lasted only a day.
After demolition, the crew dig several large holes to build the concrete footings that the support beams would be anchored into. Basically, the concrete blocks, hold all the weight of the deck.
Home Depot delivering our order of wood beams on a very large truck.
Here the support beams are up and being anchored into the concrete footings. The deck is also being attached to the house.
Cross beams being added.
The beginnings of the staircase being added as well as the concrete landing.
(As you can see here, we also painted our house a dark blue)
The final product. We have a very large fully functional deck. We went with gray composite floor boards. They require no maintenance and last years longer than natural wood. We upgraded our grill as well as purchased all new outdoor furniture.
Our patio furniture is from Jordan’s Furniture; we went with Seaside Casual Furniture. The material is crafted in the USA with recycled material, it’s washable and come with a 20 year warranty. I went with white. Umbrella is from Target.
As a family we spent our warm summer nights grilling, playing cards, listening to music truly spending quality time together as a family. We are so happy that we tackled this project so quickly after moving in as it has become one of the most used spaces.
On to the next house project.