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Decks

There are many types of decks with varied functions. Often times we limit decks to being the extended entertaining area off the den or living room to the private deck outside of a bedroom. But, decks do not have to be connected to the house. Diversified Services can build your dream deck or create a deck on which to dream. Are you in the Hoover, Alabama area? Call us to build your deck (205) 563-0067!

Decks can built anywhere on the lot. A low platform deck is much like a patio. It may be open with no rails or steps or it could have privacy screening. Elevated decks may have a variety of levels with work or storage space beneath depending on the deck height.

Planning a deck

Building a deck is usually easier construction project because you don't have to deal with any difficulties associated with projects inside of the house - installing wiring, plumbing and so on. A deck expends your living space and increase your house value for fraction of what it would cost to build an house addition.

Design Decision

There are several types of decisions common to every deck project. Although most decks are simply platforms raised above the yard, they are an extension of the house. Considering the connected inside and outside space as one unit, deck addition are likely to be most useful when added onto living or family rooms and kitchen/dining areas. Because wooden deks are exposed to the elements year-round, the wood must have weather-resisting characteristics built in or brushed on.

Deck Levels

Most decks have four structural levels in Birmingham metro Area. From the top down they are: the surface, the joists, usually set 16 inches on center at richt angles to the surface boards, one or more beams sucha as a 4x10 at at right angles to and supporting the joists, and posts or piers. 

Because it ties into the house, it should be built even with or a few inches below the house floor. 

Drawing Your Design

A few drawings will help you to make better decision which type of your deck you want. It will also help your contractor to help to understand how to design the real draft.

Types of Decks

  • Modular Deck or Walkway
  • Dundeck
  • High Deck
  • Multilevel Deck
  • Hex Deck
  • Hex step Deck
  • Redwood Deck
  • Deck for Trailer/Mobile Home
  • Convenience Deck

High/Raised Decks

 A high deck could be just the thing outside a master bedroom, dinning room, sunroom or living room. It can be a pleasant palce to have one's morning coffee, or jus tto pass the time of day. ccess can be through a regular door, but one with sliding glass panels works especially well. 

Raised decks stay cooler on summer days and are easier to keep clean. For safety, you need solit foundation, sturdy railing. 

Multilevel Deck

The most cmoplex, and usually more costly, type od deck. Generally not a project for the novice builder. The basic design of any multilevel deck can be altered to meet your personal needs and the terrain of your yard. The only important thing to remember when builidng a multilevel deck is that each level must havesufficient strenth. Each deck level is supported by redwood posts placed at every corner and spaced apart. 

Convenience Deck

One of the option for convenience deck can by a squere deck surrounded by benches. You can have a center table as a fire pit with a lift-off top. It's all built of western wood, with the fire pit of concrete blocks. 

Materials for Decks

Once you decide on the place and function of your deck, the next step is to choose the material and style. Of course, there is the dependable treated lumber that has been used for years for utilitarian outdoor projects but there are other more attractive choices also.

Western Red Cedar is an attractive wood that is very well suited for our humid climate. It is durable and resistant to rot and decay. With minimal maintenance, western red cedar will last a very long time. It is also a reasonably priced decking option.
Composite Wood is a great choice for those with environmental concerns. It is made of 100% recycled wood fibers and plastic. Composite decking has the appearance of wood without the needed maintenance. It comes in a variety of colors with a manufacturers warranty.
Another option is PVC Decking made entirely from plastic. It is the easiest decking to maintain. It is scratch and stain resistant. It also won't fade, warp or rot. Since PVC decking weighs considerably less than wood or composite, it is the easiest to install.

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No matter where you put it or your material choice, Diversified Services is who you call to build your deck in Hoover, Al the Birmingham area. Call for FREE Estimate (205) 563-0067!

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