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See this award-winning lakeside deck design on Crooked Lake in Angola, IN

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is pleased to announce our award-winning deck design in Angola. This Trex composite deck is the result of design persistence and cooperation with other trades to give this homeowner the lakefront view he longed for – right by the water!

This client came to us a few years ago to build a Belgard hardscape retaining wall on their sloping lake frontage. Fast forward to 2019, they contacted us once again, with something all-new in mind for their lakeside home. On the docket was a special Trex deck, sitting right over the water, which would allow him to enjoy the beautiful waterfront locale in a way like never before.

Custom lakeside deck with railing
—Archadeck of Fort Wayne award-winning composite deck on Crooked Lake.

How do you build a composite deck in a location, such as this?

Archadeck of Fort Wayne went into this project sensibly, knowing that the steep hillside landscape would present design challenges. Not to complain – we were up for those challenges. As such, due to setback requirements and topography, our custom composite deck design went through a few iterations before they were approved by the planning and building departments.

Custom lakeside deck with railing
—Trex composite deck design by Archadeck of Fort Wayne.

To create a level and sturdy deck foundation, we had to cut into the hillside, and then install helical piles. We then built the deck atop the helical piles.

Custom lakeside deck with railing
—Trex Enhance deck and Westbury railings on Crooked Lake.

For this project, we used Trex Enhance decking in Beach Dune finish. To perfectly complement the low-maintenance requirements of this deck, we added Westbury Tuscany railings. This low-profile railing and black finish will offer protection on the deck, while not impeding the beautiful lake view.

Collaborative design and building efforts made this lakeside deck project a true success!

We worked alongside and in concerted endeavor with a local landscape design and installation company, Franz Nursery, who masterfully planned and installed boulders for aesthetics and to further stabilize the surrounding landscape. We can all agree that they achieved success on both fronts.

Custom lakeside deck with railing and stairs
— Trex composite deck built on sloping lakefront lot in Angola, IN.

Beautiful landscaping should always be a part of an award-winning outdoor living design!

Custom retaining wall
—Existing Belgard hardscape retaining wall by Archadeck of Fort Wayne.

What can you expect from an award-winning deck builder?

Well, everything! You see, we know that not all designs will win prestige and notice from others, but we don’t build great decks for recognition alone. We build them to add valuable living experiences for our clients and their guests. We build them for families to make memories – to unwind – to celebrate – to enjoy safely and beautifully.

Archadeck Design Excellence Award

Archadeck of Fort Wayne will always strive to provide the most exemplary outdoor living design and building services in northeast Indiana. Our goal is to always help our clients achieve their ideal in outdoor living – whether it be a deck, porch, screened porch, sunroom, or patio project.

Archadeck of Fort Wayne is northeast Indiana’s premier designer and builder of Trex composite decks. If you are interested in learning how we can improve your outdoor living with a low-maintenance deck design, call us today at (855) 931-4746.

Company owner
— Craig Whitman, owner at Archadeck of Fort Wayne.