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Decks can collapse if they’re built the wrong way by the wrong builder. You may remember the deck crash in Marietta last year. At least five people were injured by the deck pulling away from the wall, falling backwards toward the home, and then landing atop them.
Is your deck safe?. Unfortunately, you may be right to worry. Georgia is one of only two states left that require only a 40 lb PSF live load. In other states, the requirement is a 60 lb PSF live load. And to add insult to injury, most builders are not GA licensed builders. Some that are licensed don’t have the means to evaluate what live load levels they’re building to which means they are going by what city inspectors will allow them to build as their gauge.
How can you find out if your deck is safe? The answer is simple.
Have a certified professional come evaluate your deck. Archadeck of Greater Atlanta provides comprehensive deck inspections for only $99. If you build with us then we will put the $99 toward your project. Our safety standards are superior to other builders in our area because we have engineering tables and have to make sure our decks are certified at 60lb live load, which is 50% higher than the requirement. Our decks last longer since there’s no movement because they’re built so well. Our quality standards ensure your enjoyment as well as your peace of mind. The bottom line is if you wants your deck to last twice as long, look twice as good and be able to confidently get twice the number of people using it at once, use Archadeck of Greater Atlanta.
To learn more about our beautiful quality-built decks then contact Archadeck of Greater Atlanta to schedule a comprehensive deck inspection at your home. You will be glad you did. Call us at (770) 377 – 2900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A beautiful backyard doesn’t happen overnight. It takes careful planning and design for everything to come together as one. Having a beautiful and functional backyard works like a carefully planned outfit for a special occasion. Let’s say you need to put together a fabulous ensemble for a black-tie event only to realize you forgot the right shoes. This is the same as putting together out your outdoor living space. Leaving a crucial element of the package off of your outdoor living design can affect the way the entire space functions. Unfortunately it happens frequently in outdoor design. A homeowner will plan everything to the smallest detail and realize during the project they overlooked a crucial element of the outdoor area they are trying to improve upon. That is exactly what happened in the case of these Marietta, GA homeowners when they were in the midst of their large backyard renovation and realized in the middle of the project their deck was in dire need of a facelift.
The homeowners knew they wanted to use composite or PVC for their expansion and re-decking. The rest of their backyard renovations included a new pool and large paver deckscape which were already underway. After carefully considering many composite and PVC choices they decided to use Gossen PVC decking. This PVC decking carries a lifetime warranty. This PVC decking is constructed from 100% solid core cellular PVC and is impervious to staining, warping, cracking, splintering, mold and mildew, as well as contraction and expansion from the heat and freezing conditions. Gossen PVC decking will not absorb water which makes it perfect for use on decks around pools and other water features. The only maintenance these homeowners will have to worry about is a simple, annual soap and water cleanup to remove dirt and grime.
They chose the Spanish Walnut color that Gossen offers which mimics the look of exotic hardwoods with its rich multi shaded fine wood graining. The homeowners will be getting a new and improved deck that will give them the best of both worlds – a gorgeous PVC deck with the look of real wood without the headaches of painting or staining. They also won’t have to worry about years of wet feet coming into contact with their PVC deck because water will not degrade the PVC decking.
Following a careful inspection of the existing deck, Archadeck of Greater Atlanta designed and engineered a plan to expand and re-deck the existing deck without adding to the profile or the thickness of the deck’s outer band. We began the project by removing several 6×6 joists that were impeding the view from under the deck but without taking the deck’s initial design out of balance. The homeowners have a finished basement with a drywall ceiling which has an air conditioning soffit which we did not want to intrude upon so we left that part of the deck free standing.
After all the initial existing structural and design elements were addressed we began construction on this stunning deck expansion and re-decking by coordinating our schedule with that of the pool contractor. The homeowners were impressed with our ability to deliver a great project by our coordination efforts and getting in and out in such a timely manner. In doing this we were also able to help the pool contractor wrap up their project in a timely fashion as well. Organization such as this is achieved through our careful planning and expert and quality-focused Job Process Methodology (JPM), which ensures every project Archadeck of Greater Atlanta takes on progresses smoothly and on schedule.
The homeowners chose black round metal balusters with an anodized painting process along with Gossen caprail for low maintenance materials throughout. The entire backyard ensemble is topped off by a 10 light low-voltage outdoor lighting system that enhances the deck with lights placed on the posts and stairs. The wiring was carefully done so no wires would be visible to the naked eye.
If you are interested in a new low-maintenance composite or PVC deck or looking for a backyard renovation and need to re-design your deck to compliment your anticipated outdoor oasis, contact us. Archadeck of Greater Atlanta will plan, design and build your outdoor living space that will make your whole backyard ensemble come together. (770) 377 – 2900
When you think of all the things that make you feel like a true American, you think of things like apple pie, the fourth of July, the image of friends and family gathered around your deck with the all American scents of hot dogs and hamburgers wafting from the grill. Would that image be as potent or those patriotic feelings as strong without the ultimate American backyard structure in the starring role? There is no structure that exhibits the American lifestyle better than the backyard deck.
These Marietta, GA homeowners wanted a re-vamped deck to enhance their already beautiful backyard. They knew they wanted to re-deck (or re-do everything but the sub-structure) their existing deck with a material that was low maintenance, versatile and would stand the test of time. But they still wanted the look of real wood. With so many composite and PVC decking choices on the market, we showed the homeowner a sample of Trex Transcends. This particular composite was not the look they were after. After careful consideration the homeowners decided to go with Gossen – a national PVC decking board which is the only one on the market that carries a lifetime warranty. Gossen’s line of high quality PVC decking suited their tastes best because the homeowner really liked the colors and the fact that Gossen looked authentic.
Going into the initial project Archadeck of Greater Atlanta carefully inspected the existing deck to make certain it was structurally sound enough to re-deck. When considering re-decking, especially when using composites, the condition of the joists is very important because composites are thinner than wood. Standard joist width is usually between 16″ and 23″. In order to re-deck with composites, the joists need to be adjusted to 12″. With this particular deck, we had to assist in bringing the joists up to par. The homeowners also had an existing dry under-deck system that we had to be very careful of while installing the new deck.
The completed re-decking measures a beautiful 500 square feet. The railings used compliment the rich colors of the PVC harmoniously. Archadeck of Greater Atlanta also finished out the stone patio which lies under the deck and is adjacent to these Marietta, GA homeowners’ wonderful koi pond. The finished patio creates a place of solace, beauty and solitude with the sound of the water from the koi pond close by.
These Marietta, GA homeowners love their new deck, and continue to love it more every day. I guess you can say they now have a deck that makes them fall in love over and over again. If you are ready to fall in love with your deck again contact Archadeck of Greater Atlanta to discuss re-decking your existing deck, or a new deck. (770) 377 – 2900
To see more decks and re-decking transformations visit our deck gallery on our website. For composite and PVC decking inspiration visit our composite and PVC decking gallery also located on our website.
Archadeck of Greater Atlanta creates a stunning backyard for these Roswell, GA homeowners with multiple outdoor rooms that work as one
Part of the joy of creating unforgettable outdoor spaces for homeowners is not only in the joy of building the structure but in being able to provide the homeowners and their family a space to create lasting memories. We are currently building multiple new decks and a paver patio for these homeowners in Roswell, GA. When we initially met with them they conveyed to us that they have 2 young children and they really wanted to be able to spend special “quality time” outside with them. Their current backyard was not conducive to spend time with the children in because the existing deck was too small and was the wrong size. The decks dimensions weren’t able to deliver the lifestyle and function that they needed for their family. The deck was really non-usable, for even the dining table they had dominated the small misshapen space. After meeting with the clients we came up with a design that aimed to change all that, and will soon be a place to create cherished memories and watch their children flourish with the opportunity to spend more time outdoors.
Since the goal is to provide these Roswell, GA homeowners with a larger more functional deck space and extend the area beyond the deck to a finished paver patio, we are using a mixture of stone and pavers on the downstairs and creating a storage space underneath one of the decks. To create even more usable space we are also finishing out the underneath of the other deck to create a living space that will interact with the patio which is on the main level. All these spaces fit together like a puzzle to create a large space, by way of multiple spaces that interact with the back yard. Once completed, the backyard will become an oasis for fun and family time.
The home has a daylight basement, and the homeowners want to be able to walk out from the basement and have a ready, usable space at their fingertips. This entire design flows effortlessly so that one structure plays from another. The homeowners will have a dining area on the upper level deck, an outdoor kitchen underneath the deck and a higher end deck that will be located above the main access door to the daylight basement which will have lights in the ceiling, fans, as well as a kitchenette counter top area with a paver bottom. The lower deck has storage that looks like part of the backyard that will house lawn equipment and has an access door. The homeowner did not want a garage door, but did want the space to have garage functionality.
The decks are being constructed with kiln dried wood that has been paraffin enhanced to promote longevity as well as beauty. They are to be supported with stackstone columns, which will add elegance and style to the structures. The patio is being finished with a combination of beautiful Belgard hardscapes, which will include their stunning Dublin line of cobblestone.
We are very excited about the anticipated completion of this backyard transformation in Roswell, GA. Rest assured we will follow-up as soon as the job is completed. Archadeck of Greater Atlanta looks forward to the smiles and memories this backyard is sure to hold for these homeowners. Creating a better lifestyle for our customers is what it is all about.
If you are ready to create an unforgettable space to spend family time, entertain or just relax, contact Archadeck of Greater Atlanta today to learn more.(770) 377 – 2900
From contemporary to traditional, using the warmth of wood or the cool of metal or glass, RAIL SIMPLE has the railing and accessories to bring your outdoor living space to life.
RAIL SIMPLE offers a comprehensive range of low-maintenance railing systems designed for use on all deck surfaces whether, wood, wood alternative, or vinyl. One quality that sets RAIL SIMPLE apart from other manufacturers is our simplicity of installation. Through pre-engineering and mass production of the complete railing system, RAILSIMPLE is uniquely designed to simplify and reduce on-site labor. Each of our railing systems has their own unique qualities to define your outdoor living space. The RAIL SIMPLE Clearview glass railing has been designed to offer a clear unobstructed view of your great outdoors with added benefit and cost savings of pre-engineered kit system. RAIL SIMPLE Traditional combines contemporary clean lines with the simplicity of a pre-drilled railing, RAIL SIMPLE Tuscany offers a beautifully curved look to stand out from the crowd, RAIL SIMPLE Seemore is a narrow, architecturally curved baluster designed to offer maximum view through your railing, while RAIL SIMPLE Venetian balusters make a bold, beautiful statement with their extra wide profile and curved shape.
RAIL SIMPLE also produces a complete range of premium exterior wood railing products in western red cedar, treated western lodge pole pine and pre-primed pine. This premium exterior wood range includes spindles, newels, rails, porch posts, decorative post caps, solar light post caps and accessories. Nothing can beat the warmth, beauty, strength and value of real wood. Wood is the most environmentally logical choice because it is the most renewable, re-useable and recyclable resource we have today. Wood is nature’s most infinite, sustainable, least energy consumptive raw material when effectively managed in a scientific and responsible manner. BW Creative Wood is very proud to be a key part of this process.
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