Matching on Angi
Decks & Porches
We have an old Ryland home with an upstairs kitchen. The original builder's design only had an 8' X 16' deck outside the kitchen door. We had this deck replaced several years ago to add an additional 12' X 12' area and also stairs down to the backyard. I began to mistrust this replacement deck recently, as I could feel it wobble a bit, especially if more than a couple people were on it. We got three bids to replace this deck, and went with Decks for Less. The owner, Jimmy, was very personable and competent, pointing out things on our old deck that were questionable and explaining how he would do them differently to make the deck stronger. He suggested improvements to our old design and also ways to save a little money (having the stairs go straight down to the yard instead of turning halfway at a landing). A big crew of seven or eight guys showed up on the first day to tear down the old deck, and everything was gone by the middle of the day. Big 6" X 6" supports were concreted in. The second day a smaller three-man crew showed up to begin framing. The joists were complete and part of the high deck had flooring by the end of the day. While his crew was working on the high deck, Jimmy built the lower 12' X 12' deck himself. The third day a two-man crew finished out the high deck with the rest of the flooring and rails. Jimmy tore out and rebuilt our front porch railing. The fourth (last) day, a two-man crew built the stairs from the high deck down to the back yard, complete with handrails. The last part of the day they cleaned everything up. The deck looks great and seems to be very well built. All the lumber except the joists and supports was routered on the corners to make it look nicer. All boards were fastened with wood screws. Small details, like mismatches where the new deck didn't align with the house where the old deck was fastened, were trimmed out to look nice. Deck corners were trimmed with mitered boards and look really good. It was as hot as the surface of the sun and these guys showed up promptly at 8:00 every morning and didn't leave until around 6:00, with only a lunch break. Jimmy made sure to provide his crew with whatever they'd need for the day so there were no delays running to the builder's supply to get something. These guys did great work, I would definitely recommend them.