Our Process When Creating Your Deck
- After contacting our office typically set up a time to meet and discuss your project at the project location.
- During our appointment we discuss your options as far as the materials to be used, as well as budget and design considerations.
- A proposal is prepared which includes pricing and estimated start and end dates. Typically, we will also prepare digital renderings at this stage.
- If and when you decide to move forward with the project, we ask that you sign the proposal and email or mail it to us along with any retainer deposit listed in your payment schedule section of your invoice.
- At this point, we will add your project to our schedule! Note that all dates are subject to change if approvals from zoning or building departments are delayed or weather delays the project. Any delays in the start date will be communicated to you if they arise.
- When applicable, plans will be drawn up using a computer program for homeowner to see the construction details prior to submitting plans to the building department. As the homeowner, you are responsible for homeowner’s association approval.
- If applicable all permits and approvals through the zoning and building department will be completed by us, unless otherwise stated in the original proposal.
- The project begins! Homeowners are urged to keep back doors locked at all times during the building process to ensure safety of children and pets in the home while the work is being undertaken.
- During the building phase you are encouraged to ask questions or address any concerns as they may arise regarding the project progressed. The crew foreman or project managers are more than happy to assist with these.
- Upon completion of the project there will be a final walk through completed with you and an employee of Miami Deck Builders to ensure that you review and sign off on the completed work. At this time all remaining balances will need be collected. You may give the project Foreman a check or request that we send you and online Invoice so you can pay online for your convenience.
Pressure Treated Wood Decks
Pressure treated wood decks are made from a softwood lumber, commonly southern yellow pine, that’s been chemically treated to resist rot, decay and termites. The boards are rolled into giant pressurized tanks where chemical preservatives are forced deep into the wood’s fibers. These types of decks require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan. Pressure treated wood decks are resistant to rot and insects but are not immune to weathering and corrosion.
Cedar Wood Decks
Cedar Wood Decks are quite natural and beautiful in their look, feel, and smell. Depending on the type of wood you choose, wood decks are often less expensive than decks made from composite materials.
While wood decking is classic, the downside is the maintenance and upkeep. Over time, weather—hot or cold— can cause a wood deck to deteriorate. About every two to five years, wood decks need to be sanded, cleaned, stained, or sealed depending on the weather conditions. Without this regular maintenance, wood decks will fade and can splinter or warp.
A deck made from wood that is properly maintained can last up to 40 years.
Composite Decks are made from an approximate equal mix of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic. Because composite decking products are so durable and impervious to rot, they have a much longer lifespan than wood decks. They’re also highly resistant to mold and insects which serve to improve their lifespan as well. And the best part is that they do not require the staining, sanding, sealing, and board replacement that typically come along with their wooden counterparts.
A pergola is an outdoor garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice, often upon which woody vines are trained. As a type of gazebo, it may also be an extension of a building or serve as protection for an open terrace or a link between pavilions. They are different from green tunnels, with a green tunnel being a type of road under a canopy of trees.
Since the mid-1990s, recreational tree houses have enjoyed a rise in popularity in countries such as the United States and parts of Europe. This growing popularity is also reflected in a rise of social media channels, websites, and television shows specially dedicated to featuring remarkable tree houses around the world.
Picnic tables are used for dining, resting, doing crafts, and other activities. We produce picnic tables from Pressure treated lumber or cedar wood. We also produce various flower boxes and benches.