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Looking for a deck contractor

Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:52 am

Anyone have a deck contractor they would recommend in the Seattle area?

Need to have my 2nd story deck repaired/replaced. Thanks!

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 am

+1 Here. I am in the same boat and shopped around for estimates. I know the going rate is to charge by the sq ft and linear ft for railings.

The estimates that I received varied so widely, that advice from a deck builder is appreciated.

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 pm

The building contractor I work for picked up a tear out and rebuild of a nice deck in Stanwood.

Seattle would be a little to far to be cost effevtive.
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Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:03 pm

My father-in-law, Dave, runs PlanaTrak out of Kent. All they do is decks. Give him a call and see if he can help.

https://www.plantrak.com/

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:05 pm

I suspect building that House and deck sideways was expensive, not to mention the cost of the regrade to do that. How do you water your Lawn, it looks good. :bigsmile:

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:45 pm

I follow this guy on Instagram, so that's the extent of my knowledge, but holy cow does he do nice stuff.
http://www.drdecks.com/

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:53 pm

twolane wrote:I follow this guy on Instagram, so that's the extent of my knowledge, but holy cow does he do nice stuff.
http://www.drdecks.com/



Nice work!

I don't think I have a house worthy of his deck... :ROFLMAO:

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:08 pm

twolane wrote:I follow this guy on Instagram, so that's the extent of my knowledge, but holy cow does he do nice stuff.
http://www.drdecks.com/



ya nice work, but it don't say shit why pvc deck or whatever else is best to use and why. just showing off fancy pant's work.

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:06 pm

Sharing some of the data that I collected when gathering estimates.

Please bear in mind our deck is roughly 300 sq ft with a single set of stairs and 125-150 ln ft of railing. Nothing crazy, just a nice rectangular deck.

I received the following estimates for a mid grade composite deck.
- $15.9K
- $16.5K
- $19.9K
- $29K
-$29.9K

Some of these guys are charging twice as much as others. We are still in the decision making process and hope make a selection soon.

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:54 pm

I’m about to redo my 600sf deck using TimberTek and it’s only about $4k in materials. I’ll be doing the work myself.

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:04 pm

jeffbur wrote:Sharing some of the data that I collected when gathering estimates.

Please bear in mind our deck is roughly 300 sq ft with a single set of stairs and 125-150 ln ft of railing. Nothing crazy, just a nice rectangular deck.

I received the following estimates for a mid grade composite deck.
- $15.9K
- $16.5K
- $19.9K
- $29K
-$29.9K

Some of these guys are charging twice as much as others. We are still in the decision making process and hope make a selection soon.


Sorry, but that seems absurd.

Maybe you're getting the 'Redmond Run-around' 'cause they think you've got $$$ icon_eek

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:47 pm

Plastic decks!! I chuckle!

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:04 pm

Those bids are WAY over the top. icon_eek Decks aren't hard...really. are you just replacing the decking and rails, or the structure as well?

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:02 am

Old Growth wrote:Plastic decks!! I chuckle!



couple of things:

Go to Dunn lumber or other places where they have decks or segments installed in the showroom. They depict tightly mitered corners and end seams. Yet the manufacturers state that at least 1/4" gap at the ends must be maintained to allow for thermal expansion. So those tight butts they show in the environmentally controlled showroom aren't achievable in the real world AND,

When installing the plastic decking, is that gap set in the morning when the decking is cold, or midafternoon after it has warmed up? Presumably it isn't ALL being cut and set in the same hour, if the deck has any size or complexity.

The neighbor has a plastic deck erected when those products were first introduced. The thermal expansion is around 3/4"!! It has torn itself apart and cracked at the fasteners, interestingly, on all the vertically installed pieces (fascia, stair risers). In the winter his mitered joints and fascia corners are tight. By mid spring there are finger sized gaps at the corners.

He hired me to do some remediation on it and I cut oversized oval holes for every fastener (and used washers) to provide for this expansion.

Re: Looking for a deck contractor

Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:55 am

A lot has changed in the world of PVC and Composite decking over the last decade.

But, no material is superior to inferior installation techniques.
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