Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shelby Twp. MI composite deck

It has been a crazy summer and we have had the busiest year of our company. I again have to apologize for not keeping up with the blog !
 I hope to keep up with this now that summer is gone and the Michigan deck builders season is quickly coming to a close.

Here is our second featured project of 2011

 This is a tear down of a 15-20 year old cedar deck and replacing it with a Timber Tech evolutions cap composite deck. We worked with the homeowner for about eight months getting all the design & pricing options worked out. They were also waiting for a wedding party they were have in late spring, and they wanted a brand new deck ready for their party.

Here is the before picture and the framing design layout. Notice the existing retaining we had to build around !
Once the old deck is removed the process begins with digging the posthole footings again we had to go all around the existing retaining walls

The other big challenge on this project was the stairway on east side of the deck that had two landing that wrapped around the upper level. Layout on the landing/strings have to be with 3/8s of an inch over the complete run of the stairs. We also had to end the stair right at the paver patio below.

Here is picture of the decking layout, with the double center seam board, double picture frame border, and the decking running on alternate 45 degree angles. The decking Timber Tech evolutions in the rosewood color
 Next we are onto the railings & fascia. The railing is black Timber Tech custom Radiance rail with deckorators estate balusters with collar centerpieces on every other baluster. In the pictures below we have just finished installing the newel posts, and we have just started our first railing section.

Some other features on this deck are the triple stack fascia detail and the 40 Trex low voltage lights.

Here is a few final pictures