Friday, September 18, 2009

Oakland Township MI Composite Deck

Here is our latest project... A 400 sq. ft. composite deck on Twin Lakes golf course.
We are excited to build this deck, because we are using a brand new composite product by Fiberon called Horizon Tropics in the color rosewood. The rosewood color looks alot like the beautiful tropical hardwood Ipe. We also are using some very nice features we will get into as we progress.
Here is a before picture of the house

Here is the design

The decking is running on a 45 degree angle with triple picture frame border. The middle board of the triple picture frame border is Correct Deck CX pebble color which is also the color of the railings. The balusters are from Deckorators and are square with a diamond pattern baskets per each section, they are in a bronze color. The post caps are antique bronze Little Rondi's from Dekor and they are lighted.

Here is a couple of pictures of the framing

Here we just finished running the decking

Here you can see the two different composite boards that make up the triple picture frame border. The Middle pebble color board is the same color as the railings which we are trying to tie the railing and decking color in together with the trim and brick colors of the house

Here we have just install the rail posts and the blocking for the borders

Here is some pictures of where we are at now, we have just the steps to go and we are waiting for the landscaping/brick paving to be completed so we can finish the steps

We should be finished up next week so we should have the finished pictures coming soon

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Here is our latest project.. Two front porch replacements. The existing porches were just standard concrete with one pre-cast step down to a sidewalk. The rise on the single step was eight or nine inches, which was very hard to use for the homeowners being senior citizen's. So they wanted the front porches replaced and they wanted 2 steps with smaller rises.
On the first porch we tore out the existing concrete and replaced the concrete with standard concrete, black release and stamped the porch with a slate pattern and brick border
We also stained the concrete with a acid stain, we did the brick border in a red color. On the slate pattern we tried to mimic the look of a grey slate. We used beige, green, grey and blue colors

We also added a guard rail from Timber Tech - Radiance Rail in the color Sandridge.

The Radiance rail is our favorite railing on the market

On the second porch the homeowner wanted the same thing just in a more budget approach. Their porch also had problems with the brick wall under the porch cracking and chipping off. So we tore out the cement porch and the brick wall under the slab and poured concrete for the wall under the cement porch

The stamp is random stone and it has the same brick border. The color is a dark sandstone with a dark brown release

The guard rail on this porch is Monarch Bermuda in the earth tone color
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Next we will be in Oakland Township MI on beautiful Twin Lakes Golf course building a composite deck. We are excited this will be the with the new Fiberon Horizon Tropics. Which it looks very similar as Ipe and has a 10 year fade and stain warranty!