When it comes to building decks in Murray, UT, our goal is always to enhance the life of the homeowner. We love providing improved outdoor living and better outdoor entertaining, but sometimes we get the special designation of improving safety too! This Murray backyard project started out as many do, upgrade the wood deck with TimberTech composite decking boards, add a paver patio, and create shade on the deck with a beautiful pergola. What we didn’t know is that the substructure of the existing wood deck was unsafe and we would be rebuilding the deck from the ground up to avoid potential catastrophe.
Redecking Requires a Structurally Sound Substructure
Redecking is a fantastic, cost-effective way to upgrade your deck to a new surface such as long-lasting composite decking. But it does require an inspection of the substructure to ensure it is in good shape to support the new decking.
This Murray redecking project started out simply enough, but once we began to remove the worn, old, wood decking boards, we found that the frame and substructure were not safe. The solution was to rebuild the frame to meet code and support the new TimberTech Legacy deck and aluminum pergola.
The resulting 14×16 deck features a brand new safe structure, with deck flash moisture barrier on the joists to prevent rot, and low-maintenance TimberTech Legacy decking in Pecan. With hidden fasteners, a Transform Presence top rail in wheat, round black infill, and white aluminum posts to match the white low-maintenance aluminum pergola, you’d never guess we had a safety issue before we got started. The new deck has a timeless look but features all new low-maintenance materials that will last for decades with very little care required. And with a staircase featuring deck lighting on both sides of the deck, access to the entire yard is a breeze.
Entertaining is Best with Plenty of Space
In addition to redecking the existing wood deck, this Murray family wanted to add a patio space for better outdoor entertaining. To accommodate this need, we removed and reinstalled some existing brick pavers that were disorderly and improperly installed. We then added Belgard Catalina Grana pavers in Toscana to create a 500-square-foot patio space with walkways to connect the deck to the gates in the privacy fence.
With 500-square-feet of patio, and over 200-square-feet of partially shaded deck space, this family has easy, functional outdoor space for the most intimate relaxing afternoons or large special occasions. Combination backyard spaces like this one are becoming the norm rather than the exception as Murray area families demand outdoor space that is as functional as their open-floor-plan indoor spaces.
At Archadeck of Salt Lake, we are proud not only to be the best Murray, UT deck builder but to be your custom outdoor living partner. We’ll work closely with you to design and build a custom deck, porch, patio, and any combination of outdoor structures and accessories to meet your family’s exact needs. Call today to get started with a design consultation. 801.683.2355