Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our next project: Tear out and re-build a cedar deck

3D rendering of the new cedar deck
with Fortress metal balusters
The original deck was built some time around 1992. It was built with 2x6 cedar decking, 2x10 cedar fascia and 1x6 cedar skirting. The deck was rotted and in bad shape. The problem appeared to be no ventilation, causing the deck boards to severely rot, the under side of the 2x6 decking was rotted much worse than the top side. The other problem area we noticed while tearing out the old deck was where, two pieces of wood were sandwiched together. Water would get in-between, and the two boards would rot from water traped between them.
So it is very easy to see why cross ventilation and leaving an airspace under the deck is important. Also not sandwiching 2 pieces of wood together, where water can run in between the wood. We see this in fascia details especially, that is why we picture frame all of our decks and drop the fascia under the deck boards. The picture frame border allows for a nice finish edge (no end grain) and it overlaps any tiered fascia detail
Day 1: Tear out of the old cedar deck and haul away the debris Day 2: Layout the new deck and dig the post hole footings
Day 3: Post hole footing inspection approved Set the cement cookies, 4x6 posts 6 mil weed barrier and cobble stone bedding under the deck Tomorrow We have to tear out some old pier footings (cement squares in the picture) and we can start framing the new deck

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Some Final Pictures

We finally got some dry weather to finish up our project
Pouring the concrete
The release is applied and we are waiting to stamp
Brick border with random stone stamp
The next we came back and power washed and built the wrap around steps
The final pictures with concrete sealed and steps complete
Thank You
We are off to Rochester Hills
For tear out and replacement
of a Cedar deck I will post some picture
as we go on this project also

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Update on our progress

We had a few days off from the this job for bad weather we had rain the end of last week and snow earlier in the week this week. He is some pictures of our progress, we got the bench built, in the morning and installed a little trim piece to cover the flashing of the ledger. From there we dug out the area for the stamped concrete and set our forms. We will pour the concrete, Lord willing next Monday, and than we can build the wrap around steps and seal concrete and hopefully be done..! Another picture of the prep work for the stamped concrete The bench all complete The bench from another angle
See you next we hopefully with the final pictures God Bless
Bayn ~ Autumnwood Construction Inc.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 2, 3, and 4 building a cedar deck in Michigan

We set the posts and back filled over last weekend and on Monday started the frame, and Installed the weed barrier and pea stone under the deck areas. Tuesday we filled in a couple of windows that are under the deck with cinder blocks, and finished the frame. Wednesday we installed the decking and facia. We have to finish the bench and prep for the stamped concrete tommorow.
The small deck frame completed and ready for the decking Nice and tight corners
The large deck frame completed, flashed, and ready for the decking
The small deck completed and ready for the wrap around steps
The small deck from a different angle
The large deck completed, except for the bench and wrap around steps Center seam board for the split in the deck boards instead of butt seams
(25' wide deck)
Large deck from a diferent angle
Large deck from another angle
The stamped concrete is next, and than we can finish the wrap around steps We hoped to be finished up next week.
Thank You
Bayn ~ AutumWood Construction Inc.