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.