DECKS & FENCING building
Decks and fences are a tempting project for DIYers because of how simple they look, but there is a lot to consider for these ‘simple’ projects. Landscape design, the best type of wood to use, all are things that need to be considered when engaging these projects.
The design of your deck is crucial to the final product. There are three key components to this:
First comes the initial design, a blueprint for the final product. You’ll need more than just vision for this. A good blueprint takes a vision and maps it onto the concrete, taking precise measurements for the space available and taking topography into account.
Next comes the layout, foundations, supports, and joists. A mistake at this stage can seriously set a project back.
Then comes post and beam setting, followed by the laying of planks. This is not slouch work.
Our design experience and that of my colleagues gives Eakins Contracting and Construction an advantage over many of our competitors. We will also be upfront with, and integrate you into the entire process so that the project stays your project and you know exactly what you’re getting.
Decks & Fencing Projects
What material is best for your deck or fence? Cedar? Pine? Rosewood? Oak? There’s more to these materials than just their appearance. Cedar takes on little water, which makes it very rot resistant, but as a softwood it easily scuffs and scratches, something that can easily happen with metal patio furniture.
Maybe you’re looking for something more low maintenance and pest resistant, in which case maybe a composite material may be the best option. Composites can be chosen based on their colour and looks which gives a lot more options than organic wood, but the truth is the look and feel of composite materials just isn’t quite the same.
So what material is best for you? With our background in materials and trades we can figure that out. We can help choose the best materials for your circumstances, then design a deck that enhances your yard, or a fence that keeps things out without obstructing your view.
Let us help you get the best deck and fence for your dollar.
Decks and fences may look easy, but a lot of thought needs to go into them, especially if you want them done right the first time around. Errors in foundation laying or materials can lead to a poor end product that will take time and money to set right.
Decks & Fence Builders
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Outdoor spaces of your home are the first thing people see so we want to make it picturesque. Let us build you a deck that creates a calming atmosphere or the perfect spot for hosting an event. Do you want privacy but still desire a view? We can build a fence that accommodates both of these needs.