It’s not everyday you get contracted to build a handicap accessible Timber Tech deck. We’ve decided to allow you to follow along during the entire building process of this project. From beginning to end we will upload photos, videos and commentary.
Timber Tech Deck Project Details
We were asked by another contractor, Adelphos Construction, to do this job. Unlike most of our projects, here we were only asked to provide our building expertise. The design was finalized before we were asked to be a part of the project. So in answer to some questions we get, we do work on projects were the design is already completed. We can work with your designer or architect and get this project built to the exact design that you’ve chosen.
Follow the Deck Build
We will update the progress in reverse chronological order. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how the project has progressed from Day 1.
The project is finished. We don’t have any great photos to update the site with yet. These will be coming shortly after the site is cleaned up a little bit first. The final pieces of railing have been assembled and installed. This was a unique project in many ways but very enjoyable to work on. The crew had a great time working on it and the customer was happy with the end result. What more can you ask for? Using Timber Tech deck boards and the Azek Premier railing system was a great choice for this project, and really any project.
This was cleaning day. After a lengthy project like this a lot of dust and dirt accumulates on the deck and needs to be cleaned off. We finished everything that we could but four section of railing still need to be completed to call this project finished. We are waiting for another crew to build the roof over the main part of the deck and need that installed so we can attach our railing to the posts they will be using. We’ve got some pictures and another video update for you.
The end of this project keeps approaching. We had a great day today putting up railing and finishing some small detail work. We will wrapping up 95% of the work tomorrow. Unfortunately we are going to have to wait for the roof over the main deck to be built to install the last four railing sections because they tie into the roof posts. We were informed that the roof was going to be built on Wednesday so that means by Thursday we should be all wrapped up. As in our past experiences with Azek railing systems, they are somewhat time consuming to put together. There are a lot of parts that need to be assembled, and since most of our railing is on ramps everything has to be cut to the proper angles. On the flip side taking care with the cuts really makes this Timber Tech deck look great.
Here are some pictures of the days progress.
It was a great Friday. A lot of the smaller details got accomplished but there’s still a way to go. We are still missing some fascia boards which should arrive on Monday so we can finish that portion of the deck. We are also still waiting for the covered area of the deck to be built so that we can finish the railing on the main deck. Beyond that we got all the railing installed on the flat areas and have started with the ramps. Another couple of days and this project should be wrapped up. Stay tuned for more updates and of course the final look.
The finishing details have started. Sometimes this can be a blessing or a curse. It can sometimes mean the end is near. Or if you like to make the deck really stand out it’s where you spend a lot of time and the it seems as if there is no visible progress. Our project got a bit of an addition today which means that the length of it has been extended by a day. The customer has now decided to put some skirting on the main deck which was something we suggested from the beginning. It will really make the deck look finished.
As with most railing systems on the market the Azek rail we’re using needs to be assembled. And as with most railing systems it’s a very time consuming process. Especially on a project that has around 180′ of railing. It really does make the deck look sharp.
Some pictures of Day 7.
We love to see a project start coming together and looking like something. Even though there is still a lot of work left, as the time spent is always in the finishing, but it now is looking like a deck. Unfortunately we ran out of some of the materials that we need today and since we are not the main project contractor we have to wait to get materials delivered. This means that tomorrow we are going to take the day off. Not the end of the world and sometimes things outside of your control happen and you just roll with the punches.
There is a video with this update and some pictures as well.
It’s starting to look like a Timber Tech deck.
Start of week 2 on this Timber Tech Deck project. It was a great day to be working outdoors. A little chilly in the morning but warmed up nicely. Finished the day off with a rain storm though. Looks to be that kind of a fall.
We got a lot accomplished today. Today we got deck boards installed on the upper ramp, lower landing and half of the middle ramp. Railing posts were installed on all the ramps. Usually we don’t install railing posts until all deck boards are down but because this deck is so low to the ground in many places we decided it would be easier to install them first instead of having to dig to install them later.
This project is moving right along at a good pace and we’re having a lot of fun working on it. Today’s update is pictures only. We’ll have another video for you tomorrow.
Day 4 Timber Tech Deck Boards Going Down
The first week on the project is complete. As with every one of our projects, the weather can cause problems for us and it did on the second day of work. We had to stop early due to a torrential downpour. As we previously mentioned we do factor in time for weather delays in all of our projects so completion dates don’t change. We would’ve liked to be a little further along on this project but we can’t control the weather so we make do with what we get.
Week one has seen all of our framing completed. Deck boards are installed on the main deck and the middle landing. With our update for Day 4 unfortunately we only have one picture but we do have a quick video. It’s a bit shaky this time around but we’ll work on improving that for the next video.
Starting the day right!
Unfortunately, we had some technical difficulties with our video from today so all we’ve got are images. This project is moving along at a good pace right now and will continue to do so until it’s finished. Up until now we’ve been talking about a Timber Tech deck and haven’t used any yet. The Timber Tech deck boards started going down today which is always an exciting time. After today you could really start to see the whole deck take shape.
We did have our first chilly day of the season though. Temperature never got above 15. Interesting how in the spring this would be shorts weather and today everybody was wearing long sleeves and wishing they had put pants on. And remember you can get your deck built all winter long. Give us a call and set up your complimentary consultation today.
So without further ado, here’s the pictures from today.
As with most projects mother nature had her turn at changing our plans today. We do factor this in when we schedule jobs and allow for some weather delays. Day 2 of this Timber Tech deck project did see us moving along though. When we build projects they are built with the intent that they last for years so we suggested to the clients that drainage was going to be an issue with the excavation that happened on Day 1 and they agreed that adding some gravel was the right path to go.
And for some images:
Day 1 of any project is always an exciting day and stressful. Some projects go very well, and others hit a few snags. This was a project with a few snags but when Decked To Perfection is on the job, doing the right thing is the way to go. Some of the grades were a little off, but the contractor in charge of the entire project was quick to come up with a solution and get us moving along. With this project we decided to go with a helical pile from Techno Metal Post instead of the traditional concrete pier. There are some major benefits to using helical piles and we will discuss them in one of our upcoming videos.