You don’t always start from scratch. If you already have a Salt Lake City deck or patio, but it’s not up to your standard, there is an excellent chance that you can save some money and get the improvements you’ve been craving. The first step is to assess the situation with your current structure— evaluating the different elements of your outdoor living space for safety and functionality. Archadeck performs this initial assessment as part of our free design consultation.
An Archadeck client in Bountiful had an existing pressure-treated wood deck with a concrete patio underneath. The underlying structure of the deck was in good shape: no need to tear the whole thing down. The patio was a different story. That turned out to be a good thing. Since we had to demo the patio, it was a little easier to extend the deck and give the family more space.
The original Bountiful deck was elevated. In addition to extending the deck space farther out into the yard, we will use this redecking project as an opportunity to install a product called DrySpace from TimberTech. Dry Space captures rain when it slides between the TimberTech boards and directs it into the drainage system. That keeps rain from draining to the area under the deck, giving you nearly twice as much usable space for entertaining or storage. The upgrade to the TimberTech Terrain will also make the entire space low maintenance.
The low maintenance upgrade goes well beyond the capped composite deck timbers. There new railings around the deck and on the stairs from the deck to the patio will be easy-care vinyl. When dirt or cobwebs gets anywhere on the deck or railings, a hose and a sponge will take care of the cleanup. We will also add a vinyl pergola over the new portion of the deck. The family is really looking forward to having additional space with some protection from the sun.
Fall sports season is just around the corner. If you want to have some extra space to entertain outside this fall or would love to add a new Salt Lake City outdoor kitchen, now is the time to get the ball rolling. Whether you are breaking new ground or want to improve the outdoor living space you already have, Archadeck is the place to start. We invite you to call for a free design consultation (and/or a free deck safety inspection), 801.683.2355.