It’s true that you never know what you’re going to get until you “bite” into it. The quote from Forrest Gump about life being like a box of chocolates describes our experience with this Gray, GA, redecking project. It also illustrates how Archadeck of Central Georgia can handle whatever we find when we remove your old deck.
These homeowners in Jones County, GA, chose Archadeck of Central GA for their redecking project, and it was a big one. At over 1,000 sq. ft. and wrapping around the entire house, this deck is one of the larger ones we’ve worked on.
What is Redecking?
Redecking is a cost-effective way to refresh your deck with a new surface. Redecking projects usually include new stairs and railings as well. Not all decks are candidates for redecking, though, so if you’re considering this option, we’ll need to inspect the framing under your deck.
The wooden support structure under a deck is not exposed to the elements—especially the sun’s UV rays—so sometimes these structures can be reused. The substructure usually doesn’t deteriorate the way a wood deck surface will, over time. Whether you want to redeck with wood or low-maintenance composite decking, Archadeck of Central Georgia is the redecking specialist for Macon, Warner Robins, and the surrounding area.
Archadeck of Central GA Takes Surprises in Stride
This Gray, GA, redecking project is not the first time we’ve encountered unexpected issues when a project was already underway. In this case, we had inspected the deck’s support structure and determined that it was still sound. Making sure it’s still capable of supporting a new deck surface, railings, and stairs is a decision we don’t take lightly.
With about 80% of the redecking work completed, we discovered that the foundation under the front of the house was dropping. We alerted the homeowner, and they had a foundation company come in and fix the foundation issues. Once these issues were rectified, we were able to complete the redecking job.
Homeowner’s Decision: Wood Decking or Low-Maintenance Composites?
For their redecking project, the homeowners selected Fiberon Good Life composite decking in the Bungalow color. While they like wood decking, they were ready to make the switch to low-maintenance composite decking boards. Like many homeowners, the prospect of never again needing to sand, paint or stain a wood deck appealed to them. It was time.
As a compromise, perhaps, they selected pressure-treated wood for their deck railing. The front of the house didn’t require railing because the deck there is low-to-grade. The slope of the lot, though, meant that the deck needed a railing around the other three sides of the house. You’ve got to love a wraparound deck!
Did you notice the gate we installed on the deck, along the side, about halfway between the front and back of the home? That’s to keep the homeowners’ dogs inside the portion of the deck that has railings. Good idea!
Are you ready to discuss a new deck design or redecking project for your Central Georgia home? Archadeck of Central GA is ready to help! Get in touch with us by calling (478) 241-8406.
Stephen Denton, owner Archadeck of Central Georgia.