Hope to be wrapping up this treated lumber deck this week. Keep checking back for completion photos.
Finished up this Fiberon deck yesterday. We did not construct this roof, patio, or retainer wall. When the Fischer Homes' home building crew got to the deck point, we came in and installed this deck for the homeowner. The deck details are below:
To answer some of my questions this week....yes, you can indeed use pressure treated lumber for building docks. We follow the guidelines from the American Pole and Timber organization. The following is a link to their website and their statement on dock materials:
Dock Building Materials
Treated Wood is the most preferred material for docks. Choose the right treatment level depending on the kind of water you are building in:
Most lumber yards offer the option of purchasing the extra treated .60 pcf wood above a 2"x8". It is more expensive, so be sure to get your pricing before sending your estimate to the customer :)
We will be back at this project soon to construct a pyramid roof over the boat slip, so keep checking back for the progress.
Ugh....the flu has hit us, and this weather is really something else.......spent the week trying to beat the rain. The posts sticking up out of the water looks like there's no rhyme or reason to it, but hopefully you can see there's a dock unfolding. Keep checking back, or give us a call for your dock.
Yesterday we began pounding posts for a new upper dock, lower dock, and a covered boat slip. 7 posts in the lake bed, and 13 more to go. The valve is still open to drain the lake, but with recent weather, what does drain out, just gets put right back in with the rain, and today's rain won't help. Going slower than normal and have only until the 14th to get these posts pounded into the bedrock. That's when the lake valve will close, thus filling up the lake. So cross your fingers with me, and keep checking back to see our progress.
These customers just wanted some new railing installed on their existing deck. We did, however, end up dismantling all of the 4x4 posts, and installing new 6x6's. We also needed to replace some decking boards. Short and sweet. Details below:
We do everything within our means to treat each homeowner and their homes with the utmost respect. We build as if we are going to be living there and want it done correctly. With that being said, our building is sometimes slow and methodical, but not lacking in the end result. Therefore, our schedule fills up quickly for both estimate appointments and actual building. We are currently contracted out into July of this year, and are now scheduling estimate appointments for projects to be on our Fall schedule. If you like what you see of our work, if what you like what you hear about us, and if you're serious about investing in your home - whether it be a small or large project, then give us a call to get your outdoor area in the planning stages for Fall 2017.
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