Before Archadeck of Columbus arrived on the scene, the owners of this home in Lewis Center, OH, only had a 3×3′ builder-grade landing with three steps down to ground level. What they wanted was a second-story deck with a patio underneath, quite a stretch from where they were starting out. For this transformation, they called the best Columbus deck and patio builder they knew of, Archadeck of Columbus.
Because the deck would be high up on the second level of the home, they wanted to be able to use the valuable space beneath it as a patio. The area under the deck needed to be attractive—because it would be visible from the outside—but even more important they wanted it to be part of their outdoor living space.
For the deck, the homeowners selected one of our specialties of low-maintenance TimberTech composite decking in the amazon mist color from the TimberTech Tropical Collection. The Tropical Collection decking features a multi-color streaking that mimics the look of exotic wood grains. These composite boards are covered with polymer shell on all 4 sides for maximum durability.
We designed the deck with a parting board for visual interest. The clients chose white vinyl with aluminum pickets for the deck railing and we topped it off with a matching TimberTech rail cap in amazon mist. The white posts look especially good against the gray tones of the amazon mist deck boards. For safety as well as nighttime ambiance, each railing post cap has low-voltage lighting to add a soft downlight effect around the deck.
To provide the family with the usable space they wanted below the deck, we installed TimberTech’s DrySpace™ product, an under-deck drainage system that channels moisture from the spaces between boards. DrySpace is made of solid extruded vinyl for strength, durability and weather resistance.
For their patio pavers, the homeowners selected Unilock Beacon Hill Flagstone pavers in platinum with a border of Unilock Series 3000 in granite.
These Lewis Center, OH, homeowners are thrilled with their second-story deck, under deck drainage system and paver patio. They like having more than one choice of places to spend their leisure time outdoors. Options are good!
Your Archadeck of Columbus design consultant is ready to help you explore options for improving your outdoor living spaces. Contact us today at (740) 265-3905.