Deck building

Discussion in 'General' started by speedluvn, Aug 1, 2019.

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  1. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    I really dislike the heat aspect of composite. We settled on untreated cedar and just let it weather for a natural look, so we didn't get into the maintenance cycle of paint or stain or oil. It feels great with bare feet. The cost wasn't much mere than treated deck boards that would have had the added cost of finish. I would recommend it for consideration.
     
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  2. KneeDragger_c69

    KneeDragger_c69 Well-Known Member

    On the works for that also in my backyard project.
    Stamped concrete around the pool and now the side of the house will get the continuation of the driveway and then the new deck to finalize this massive project.... which is starting to give me sleepless nights !!!
     
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  3. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Stamped/textured concrete feels wonderful while walking on it....it has a luxurious feel that a wood deck never has.
     
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  4. KneeDragger_c69

    KneeDragger_c69 Well-Known Member

    They sealed it yesterday... :)
    You can't really see it from this angle but there is a 2' drop at the end of the ciment.
     

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  5. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Well-Known Member

    Happened to me - moved in and the cedar deck was "okay" but after six years, it'd had enough. Spent the last two weekends ripping up all the boards and will replace with pressure treated pine (not interested in the painting and maintenance that come with non-treated wood).

    BTW, product plug - if you need to rip up your deck, do yourself a favor and get a Duckbill Deck Wrecker. It's like $85 but holy shit is it a great tool.


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  6. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    Oh, you'll get your fill of maintenance with pressure treated. Especially if you get any amount of sun.
     
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  7. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    It will definitely impact your tax assessment. My value went up 25 grand. Have to pay $100 more a year now
     
  8. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    How many times did the inspector have to come out, at least for your jurisdiction? Before the pouring of the concrete footing, any other time?
     
  9. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    There’s a patio building thread as well :beer:
     
  10. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Looks great, that's a very nice pool, especially the hot tub option.
     
  11. wsmc42

    wsmc42 Well-Known Member

    Here is one of my favorites I have done for work. It was a bit of a challenge building out over the slope, meeting concrete on opposite sides and bending the edge band without relief cuts. Trex makes for a nice finished deck, but it is not cheap. IMG_4809.JPG IMG_4793.JPG IMG_4808.JPG IMG_4798.JPG
     
  12. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Nice....no hand rail?
     
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  13. wsmc42

    wsmc42 Well-Known Member

    It did get iron railing. Owner had his own guy do that, so I got pics before the railing was installed.
     
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  14. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    https://imgur.com/gallery/gR5aC5P
     
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  15. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    1. To check ground density before concrete
    2. Final inspection
     
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  16. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    just a guess as many jurisdictions are different but probably the following:
    - footing inspection
    - framing inspection (connections, hardware, step dimensions, joists & posts)
    - final inspection (deck boards, railings, etc.)

    If you needed a (3rd party) compaction inspection for the footing(s) I think market price is ~$150ish.
    FL allows "private" building inspections so big developers can keep projects moving by having 1 or 5 on site or at their disposal. Your State/town may vary.
     
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  17. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Well-Known Member

    What would that be? My thinking was I'm using screws and pressure treated, so any problem areas should be real easy to swap out (if it gets to that). Hoping to get a good 10-15 years of *moderately* maintenance free decking (maybe a pressure wash a year and a stain/paint every five years or something resembling that schedule).
     
  18. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    is this a trade/technique secret or was there some machinery involved??
     
  19. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Based on my plastic decking just let it sit in the sun and it'll bend easily :D
     
  20. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    Trex makes an oven. I just used my buddies oven at his powder coating facility. Needs to be 182° at the core. Takes about 40 minutes before you can tie the decking in a knot! :D
     

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