Tons of our trademark features in a small package!x
You can't see it, but we even put a small roof over the door.
This is what you call a functional, view-preserving Deck!x
One of my favorite Pergolas! x
You can see it better in our Pergolas Gallery.
What to do with that area between your house and a retaining wall that has to be there? Well a Deck and Pergola with a swing, of course!x
Sometimes they just want a dance floor.x
It's fun to work with homeowners that have vision and skill like this guy did. That bridge goes over a fish pond he built, along with all his tiered planters. We tried to just come in and compliment his work.x
That is wire in the railing. It's called Utility Panel and the squares are less than 4".x
We don't let the ground mess us up. We know how to make steps so that they are comfortable and within code no matter what your yard is doing.x
This is a Hot Tub Deck with a view of a vast valley. x
The next pic shows the On Deck view.
For context on why someone would want this: x
This is next to a pool. The near corner got a hot tub. As always, very Purpose Built.
As simple as it gets.x
Yet still done right!
Please notice how we do our lattice differently than most. Ours looks trimmed and "finished" whereas many contractors will just staple it to the front of the posts or even on top of the deck frame.x
Doing our lattice like this takes a few more boards and a little more time. So our quote for lattice may be a little higher than the other guys quote. But, as we always say, The Quality is the Difference!x
Someone else did this rail between our posts. I don't recommend rail with these circles on top unless you have the freedom to design the deck and layout the posts so that it works out perfectly for each section. If not, then the rail gets cut to fit and the circles get cut through in different places and it just looks rigged.x
Arched the girder beams to give them just a little extra headroom while on the patio below this deck.x
The builder insisted we put this deck in the ground like that. We can do one on the ground or even dig some of it in a little, but this was just too much. We do not recommend doing this.x
So just pay attention to how a Bench Set on each corner gives this plain rectangle deck some design!
Slightly sloped walkway connecting the parking area to the front door.x
Those are built-in Planters on either side of those Wrapped steps.x
And of course two of our Trademark Bench Sets!
What? We don't discriminate on the size of trees we let come through the deck.x
Two horizontal privacy walls. The near one is concealing the pool pump and an a/c unit.x
This deck has a "stair well" against the house instead of stairs out in front of the deck. So the deck essentially has a "walkway" around the stair well that connects the two deck areas on either side.x
We don't do the staining, but this one was stained with Sherwin-Williams water-based deck stain. In this poc, the lower floor hadn't been stained yet. This is also a good pic to show how the aluminum rail balusters help preserve view since they are thinner than wood balusters.x
Sometimes we will do a concrete slab at the bottom of stairs or other places. But we don't do them if they are very large.x
Two sets of stairs. One leads into the yard, the other has a gate and leads to the driveway. We did the fence and it has a gate as well. We also have a video of this deck because it has an entire section that lifts up to allow access from the yard to the basement door.x
An attempt to show that stairs don't have to come off landings at right angles. This landing had one edge that was 45° to everything else so the lower stairs would hit the ground in the preferred spot.x
This is another view of the landing where the stairs came off at an angle.x
That is a planter up top and then just a few levels of deck to cover a hill that wouldn't grow grass. We assembled their store-bought screen pavilion for them.x
Yep. That's a slide off the side of that landing. x
This is a swim spa. Those are removeable shelves on the end. They can put plants or other things on them. and remove it all if they need to get to the tub's access panel.x
Yes Sir. That's a trimmed cut-out for a dog. His nice, large dog house is under the deck right up against that opening.x
Most times when we do a sunken hot tub, we recommend letting it stick up about 18". You can still step into it comfortably and, the height being the same as a chair, makes it perfect for sitting on the edge to get in if you need to. x
We can build right up to (and sometimes over) your existing fish pond. This one has a little Garden Bench next to it.
We like to change the floor direction on each different level to help the transitions show up. Anything to help avoid someone tripping or falling!
They didn't want any rail obstructing the view. So we've got Garden Benches to keep them from walking off into the Planters.
We extended this front porch.
Some neighborhoods won't allow this.
Notice the ramp with grip tape for getting the lawnmower from the gate to the yard. The ramp is shaped to form with the hill.
When the corner post was going to be in the a/c unit.
This was in back of a business as a place for employees to take a break and smoke (or whatever people do nowadays).
These folks wanted their Skirting spaced for airflow.
It's not as neccesary as some people think, but we are happy to accomodate. We build what YOU want, not what we want.
Look along the center of the pic. This is to show just how bad out of square a house could be built. We find these issues and modify the deck to be sure it IS square after being attached to something so out of square. You'd be surprised how many guys won't even notice the house issues or bother to account for them.
When you don't want rail obstructing your view or you just don't want to feel "enclosed".
This was before the homeowner rerouted the downspout pipe.
Our stairs are 4' wide - already a foot wider than everyone else's standard. But this person wanted them about 5½ feet wide.
Tell us what you want - down to the inch if you want!
Ramp on the side for an aging dog whose hips don't like stairs anymore.
That simple little custom-cut kicker on the side of the stair post is all it took (along with proper blocking inside the steps) to make that rail super sturdy since that post was just sitting on the patio slab.
If you hire someone else, will they think of the little things?
Will they even care to try?
We'll even put Benches on the landing in case you want to take a break between the deck and the ground!
When you need just enough Deck, with a Bar all around, to be able to come out and eat or drink while watching all the yard activities.
Horizontal Skirting. I personally think it blends with the horizontal frame of the deck too much (vertical is a better contrast) but again, we do what the client wants. Horizontal does cost more because it takes more lumber.
This was at a Yoga Studio. This is the perfect style for any place that will have lots of people - like a business location.
This pic is before the balusters were in the railing.
Want your Bench Set or octagon with a Pergola to face a certain direction? We can do that!