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Deck Construction Charlotte NC

Local resource for deck construction in Charlotte, NC. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to deck construction, deck building, deck staining, deck materials, and deck construction tools, as well as advice and content on deck design, deck plans, and deck framing.

All Decked Out Leisure
(919) 303-4888
2112 Rte 55 E
Apex, NC

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S. J. Hilger Interiors Inc.
7043423178
300 East Park Avenue, Suite No. 16
Charlotte, NC

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Trotter Builders
1515 Mockingbird Ln, suite 900
Charlotte, NC
Services
Custom Builder, Volume Builder

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Champion Window, Siding & Patio Rooms
(704) 269-4308
9100 Perimeter Woods Drive
Charlotte, NC
Services
Specializing in replacement windows, screen rooms, carports, sun rooms, fiberglass and steel entry doors, vinyl siding and gutters.
Membership Organizations
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau A+ Rating Accredited Member; Energy Star Partner; Good Housekeeping Seal; Green Seal Certified; AAMA Certified.

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Green Care Cleaning LLC
7049485347
13307 Arbor Meadows Ct.
Charlotte, NC

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The McAllister Group
2010 S. Tryon Street Suite 1B
Charlotte, NC
Services
Custom Builder, Multifamily Developer, Interior Upfit Contractor, Remodeler
Membership Organizations
National Association of Home Builders

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Craftsmen Construction Company, Inc.
4901 Silabert Ave
Charlotte, NC
Services
Custom Builder, Remodeler

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Dry-Pro Basement Systems
(704) 271-1420
2953 Interstate Street
Charlotte, NC
Services
Basement waterproofing: Exterior excavation, interior subfloor, negative-side sealant; Foundation Support Works; WaterGuard basement waterproofing system; TrenchDrain surface drainage system; DryTrak basement water control system; basement floor systems; SaniDry high performance dehumidification and air filtration systems; FlexiSpan wall crack repair system; CleanSpace: crawl space vapor barrier, drainage matting, vent covers and doors; WallCap block wall treatment; The Turtle crawl space access
Membership Organizations
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business; National Association of the Remodeling Industry; Lake Norman Home Builders Association.

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Harrington & Associates
6701 Fairview Rd Ste B
Charlotte, NC
Services
Custom Builder

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Pressure Washing Charlotte,Homes Safely For Over 12 Years
7048063002
Pressure Washing Charlotte ,nc
charlotte, NC

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DECK BUILDING - A personal story


All Decked Out

By Mike McIntyre

I'm building a deck in my front yard. Let me rephrase that: I'm assembling a collection of lumber pieces and hardware in our front yard with the hopes that I can make it look enough like a deck, or at least some recognizable structure so that the neighbors won't laugh. At least not out loud.

It started out in a seemingly harmless way as a "free estimate". You fellow homeowners know the scenario to follow. You can probably already hear the familiar "Jaws" music beginning now. We had a roof that looked in need of some work. Specifically, it looked as if every wind that ever encountered our house was at an upward angle and contained some amount of airborne greenish slime. The edge shingles were curled up like moldy taco chips. So when this guy called on us to give a free estimate on re-roofing the place we thought, "hey, what could it hurt to get an estimate?".

Well, three days later it hurt to the tune of $15,000. It included not only the replacement of the house roofing but several other items. Re-roofing and re-siding the garage, a new garage door with an opener, all new windows, glass-block windows for the basement, and finally, at the insistence of my wife (whom I may never trust again), the breaking up of my perfectly functional (though ugly) concrete front porch and sidewalk. This was to allow (force) me to build the front deck that I had been talking about for years. And since we weren't quite ready at the time to replace the existing structures, we lived for several months with an assortment of rubble McNuggets in our front yard. The person that I'm sure this bugged the most was the postman. He not only had to traipse through all of the broken concrete rubble, but also had to probably lob our mail NBA-hook-shot style up to our mailbox, which is mounted next to the front door. This is because with the missing porch the mailbox was now about nine feet off of the ground. He's a nice guy, but this had to try his patience, and I can only hope that he doesn't own any automatic weapons.

I thought that I could build this deck since I have prior experience. I built my first deck at our house in a Detroit suburb. It ended up as a structure on which you could park a cement truck. It was up against our pre-fab (factory-built) house that was located in an upscale mobile home park. If a tornado ever hits it (c'mon, what are the odds that a tornado would hit a mobile home park?), the house may go, but the deck will still be there.

So when I bought my first real house, of course I had to build a deck. This one ended up in the back yard, is 22x24, and includes two finished sets of steps, several flower boxes, a built-in railing bar (for food and drinks), and custom-cut trim/molding everywhere. It is the overkill deck from hell, and you could probably park TWO cement trucks on it (as long as you don't mess up the trim).

Much like my current project, the problems sta...

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How to build a deck


Introduction

Few home improvements can match a wood deck for usefulness, beauty and enhanced value to a home. For adults, decks offer outdoor living space for entertaining, sun bathing and dining. For children, they provide an excellent outdoor play area.

But the best news about a deck is that it is an ideal home improvement construction project for the average handyman or woman. Design is straightforward. No advanced carpentry skills or sophisticated tools are needed. If you can hammer a nail, saw on a straight line, and read a level, then building a deck should present no major problems.

What's more, the use of pressure-treated lumber helps assure that your project will be virtually maintenance-free and will provide enjoyment for decades to come. You won't even have to paint or stain the wood, unless you want to. Left unfinished, it weathers to a rustic gray. It is a good idea to seal the deck periodically to prevent the wood from checking, however.

There's enough information in this article to help you design and build an attractive wood deck. However, if you don't find exactly what you want here, be sure to post a question in our forums , and ask our site experts or email us here at Handyman Wire.

Tools

Building a deck is easier and usually better done when proper tools are used. Certain property and construction conditions may necessitate special tools, but the following list will suffice for most deck projects:...

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