We recently finished a large job down in White Rock for a lovely lady named Pat. Her backyard looked amazing as she tends to her garden most days, but the deck needed an upgrade. The deck was beginning to rot and was looking old and worn out. Pat wanted to redo her top deck with a composite decking and a fresh set of railings would be installed to finish the entire deck off. The choice was finalised to use Trex Decking and aluminum railings.
Once all the old deck boards were removed, the extent of the rot was visible. We had to replace several rotted joists with new pressure treated boards. This will bring new life and long lasting framing to the deck. After all the rotting framing was replaced, then it was time to lay new composite decking. Pat choose Clam Shell from the Trex line-up of PVC decking. This neutral tone looks great buried amonst the trees and gives the deck a calm serene feeling.
Along with upgrading the main deck, the stairs were completely demolished and rebuilt with composite boards too. Coupled with a long lasting Hardi fascia, the stairs turned out looking great, not to mention strong.
The main deck had one set of stairs leading down to a landing, which then led into the back garden. Pat expressed her issues with getting onto the deck from the ground floor and having to walk through her garden. Our team came up with a great idea and installed a second set of stairs from the landing leading towards the path to the front yard. What was once an unused part of the garden would now become the main walkway to the upper deck.
The area was cleared of small plants and bushes and ready for a new path. Laying down a large rock path and forming a new cement landing for the stairs defined the area Pat was looking for. Mulch and grass seed was then laid between the rocks to bring some life and character into the path.
With the new stairs and the deck finished with new Trex decking, the entire deck was finished off with a set of Aluminum Railings. These railings are strong and with there non-invasive brown appearance, they just fall into the background and are hardly noticeable. With how her new deck looked and functioned, Pat was extremely happy and very thankful with the new life given to her backyard.