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Decks & Porches
Don Abel came out last fall to survey the job. We discussed options and I chose the one I felt was best. He then sent me an itemized estimate by email. I felt the estimate for power washing was too high and fortunately have a neighbor who does that, so got it done for less. Don did not argue. I wasn't able to get the job done last year, so I contacted Don and asked how long the estimate was good for. He told me it was good till October, when the original survey and estimate were done. We set a date for the work. Don called me and said he'd had a cancellation and could come sooner. They were punctual and worked all day for two days, Don and another man working the first day, Don working alone the second day. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. He told me the new wood couldn't be sealed for a year or two because it would need to absorb fully the chemicals that made it pressure-treated wood. I will probably go ahead and seal or paint the old wood that was able to stay in place on the decking. Now I have a beautiful dock that, he said, may need minimal maintenance yearly depending on what ice does over the winter, but no more than that. I couldn't be more pleased. I wish I could include a picture.