While waiting for materials to arrive for our current sunroom project, we hopped over to Batavia to begin the concrete work for underneath a future Azek deck. These customers had some serious water pooling problems in their deck site/walkout basement area, which is a problem that happens with a lot of homes here, due to the seemingly, not well thought out sloping of the land. They also wanted to eventually enclose underneath the deck for a season room of sorts at a later time. So, we were able to help them with some concrete and drainage work to waterproof it for future use. Below is all of our concrete and drainage applications:
- Excavate down min. of 30" below grade for footer
- 16" wide x 6" high footer
- (1) 8" thick x 4'-0" high foundation wall on left side of deck - 3000 psi concrete
- (1) 6" thick x 3'-4" high foundation wall on back and right side of deck
- 3000 psi concrete
- (1) 4" slab on grade
- rebar at 24" o.c. per perpendicular to house and 12" o.c. parallel with house
- 4000 psi concrete
- (1) 4" thick x 4' wide x 18' long walkway slab
- 4000 psi concrete steps to terminate on slab
- #4 rebar throughout footer and wall
- (1) 16" dia footer for 6x6 support of landing
- Crushed limestone laid under new concrete slab
- (1) floor drain installed and tie into downspout drainage to rear of yard
We can help you achieve a deck and a dryer, usable, and enjoyable area underneath. Give us a call to discuss your plans and problems :)
I get quite a bit of calls regarding deck privacy panels. The photos above are just a few that we've built, ordered and installed. If not constructed out of wood, my favorite go to alternative products are from the following two vendors:
1. Acurio Lattice http://www.acuriolattice.com/gallery-2/
2. Dimensions by Universal Forest Products http://www.dimensionsdiy.com/en/products/plastic-lattice.aspx
I've compared prices and quality of products from many different suppliers and producers, over the years. The two suppliers above get my vote and my business. If you're interested in purchasing any of these non-wood panels, please give us a call. We can order them for you at no extra charge. If you want a wood panel...pressure treated, cedar, or ipe', we can come out and measure, then build and install them to your specifications.
Eovations technology inside Deckorators Vault allows the decking to be light, but creates a fiber like structure inside, similar to wood, that gives it unmatched strength. The lightweight boards are easy to handle on the job site to improve the overall experience of installing a premium, beautiful deck.
Dusk and Mesquite are the two colors available at this time. The mineral mentioned in the video is referring to Limestone. Limestone has been used as a building material for centuries due to its durability and strength. We are looking for deck customers interested in this product. It can be seen at McCabe Lumber showroom in Loveland, OH. Pay them a visit, then call us for your deck estimate.
We recently completed this wood deck in the Dent area. It has an upper 14' x 14' deck, with one step down to a 22.5' x 14' deck, that has a 4' x 4' landing with steps to grade. 542 square feet of space. We used Southern Yellow Pine #1 for the framing members, decking and steps. The customers chose to have us install the American Aluminum railing system in the classic black, Scranton profile. Give us a call for your new deck!
Today we are back at the sunroom project in Montgomery Ohio. The customers have now chose to add under the floor heat, and a trap door in the sunroom floor to have access to the garage/storage area. In order to not install railing on the inside of this sunroom, we are instead, installing tempered glass on the bottom section of each window. The thick glass provides the safety barrier that the building department requires, but gives a nice unobstructed view for the homeowners. Please keep checking back for our progress on this project
We have light! Skylights, recessed can lighting, all kinds of natural light, and will eventually have a big ceiling/light fan. Got the insulation in the ceiling, and still have some trim to do on the skylights, but for the most part the ceiling is finished. Finished painting the exterior and interior, but will have some touch up here and there once we get the windows installed. Branching off to build another deck today, but when we return will be installing the Azek decking around the hot tub. Keep checking back for our day to day progress.
After a few days away to build another small deck, and giving the electrician time to work his magic, we are back at the sunroom project. Yesterday we finished up with installing the primed cedar trim on the inside and outside of the room. We will begin painting, installing more trim for the exterior, and installing the Azek decking for the area outside of the room, around the hot tub, and up to the back door. Now, that we've got a good rough opening for the window, will get the Eze Breeze 4-Track vertical windows ordered, which are custom made to our measurements. So, keep checking back for our progress on this project.