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did a wonderful job on the new entry porch. He purchased the materials and I reimburse him for them. His rate is $55 per hour and I honestly have not added up" how much the job cost all together. He is a pleasant man and does excellent quality work. He is honest and fair, choosing quality materials at reasonable prices. I recommend his services.

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I agree with Jim Casper - after about 50 years of dealing with weathered wood finishing both in my homes and in the construction business, it comes down to about 90% preparation, 10% the finishing. If you do not prep the wood right, any moisture, mold, etc in the wood will destroy whatever you put over it.

High-build finishes like paint and epoxies and, from reading the Rustoleum flyer on this new product that too, work by trying to make an impenetrable surface and depend on a very good bond with the surface, AND no water getting under them. Because they are thick and are designed to provide a waterproof surface, unfortunately where water gets under them they are just as good or better at keeping it from evaporating, so you get fungal growth, blistering, and peeling.

Unfortunately, on deck and most outdoor applications except siding the surface will get nicked, scratched and otherwise develop leaks in short order. Water will therefore get into the underlying wood, and because it entered through small cracks and scratches, does not have any airflow to make it evaporate, so it sits there and breaks the finish bond to the wood (causing peeling and blisters), and promotes decay. That is why new deck boards and siding and trim that have been heavily or multi-coat painted on all 4 sides, thinking that will give the best protection, only last a few years versus the usual 10-20 years or so for boards that are painted top and sides only.

The full sun and hot conditions will, of course, cause more thann normal heating of dark colored painted decking. I had one instance where I was doing an independent appraisal of a very large commercial deck at a government facility, and in 85-90 degree daytime temps, in the sushine the chocolate brown deck surface temp was 150 degrees, and the paint was softening so much it stuck to the bottom of your shoes a couple of months after application.

As Jim said, the studies pretty clearly show that a breathable penetrating stain gives the best life, after plain ACA/CCA (copper chromium variations - the green stuff) treated wood. Penetrating stains, properly applied, do NOT seal in the moisture, they inhibit its entry and (when dark colored) help protect against sun damage to the wood and finish, but still breathe enough to let moisture escape on dry days. For my money, I will only use petroleum distillate (paint thinner cleanup) products, as they penetrate into the wood much better. Water based ones immediately start swelling the wood pores, so it blocks further penetration of the stain, which while cleanup is a bit easier, totally defeats the purpose of a PENETRATING stain or sealer.

I would recommend against any sort of waterproofing sealer, as they trap the water just like paint, and I have never seen one that is effective for 2 years.

My personal preference, though it limits the architectural coloration possibilities, is ground-contact rated copper compound treated wood (NOT the Wolmanized brown product), which comes green initially but can be retreated with either green or brown solution or can be liquid colorized darker (though not easily to a specific tone) using either of those as a base. My practice is to redo the treatment before installation to ensure thorough treatment, as from the mill it commonly has skips where boards contacted each other or where stacking seperators laid on it, and the ends are commonly very poorly done. This is done after cutting to length, as cut ends have to be retreated anyway.  A simple short deck cleaner soak followed by a light pressure washing and brush or roller re-treating of ONLY the TOP surface every 10 years or so has, for me, reduced visible weathering of the boards and beams to negligible.

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The product has evolved considerably since the lawsuit.

 

I would still do your own research and give you contractor your feedback.  At the end of the day, the cost for whatever board you want will be similar. 

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As stated by others: You get what you pay for.  Many contractors no longer use employees.  The cost/benefit ratio is gone by the time worker's comp. insurance, unemplyment and other taxes are paid.  Especially with the high turnover in our industry.  Many, myself included, have our guys set up as sub-contractors.  That means even if the job is only for a day the duties have been outlined and a set pay to complete those duties has been established from the onset.  It's a better way to manage costs once I got used to it.  Also, it means I can operate cheaper and not have to charge as much to the customer.  My agreements with my guys, which they sign, make it clear that I nor the homeowner are responsible for their safety and medical care should a problem arise and that all parties are relieved of any such obligation.  If you hire a contractor who follows this growing practice ask to see a copy of his sub-contractor agreement.

That being said, a legitimate contractor still has operating cost which vary by area and how they run their business.  I break even at $150/day not including labor and materials so I've got to charge more than that to make money.  To keep the math simple, if I'm paying $250 for a pne day job in labor plus another $300 in materials and $150 operating costs I've got to charge $700 to the customer to break even.  That's if I'm only doing one job a day which is why most of us manage several at a time.  The point I'm trying to make is that someone with the necessary knowledge and experience to build you a safe deck is not going to be cheap.  Knowledge accompanies success which costs money.

I've repaired or restructured several decks built by handymen who should find another profession.  Ask yourself this question when hiring someone for this project: Would I trust this person to build my house?  If the answer is no you need to find someone else.  The deck is just as important.  It's where your family, friends, kids are going to gather and interact.  If it isn't structurally sound it can collapse causing injury or even death.  One last word on decks: Always screw a deck together, don't nail it.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
San Antonio, TX
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McLevy Builders, Inc

73 Browns Lane
Fairfield

McNamara Landscaping LLC

45 Fairview Street
Windsor Locks

McQuillen Home Improvement

18 Erwin Court
Newington

Michael DaRos Roofing

17 Prospect St
Willimantic

Michael Evans Home Improvement

127 Rowland Drive
East Hartford

MICHAEL J NADEAU CARPENTRY

816 FOUR ROD RD
Berlin

Miller Plumbing & Heating

147 Park Rd
West Hartford

MJS Enterprise

153 Maplewood Ave
Torrington

Mod Tech HOME DESIGN

114 Balance Rock Rd
Seymour

Monark Property services llc

7 justin drive
Ellington

Morgan Contracting, Inc

126 New Road
Avon

Mount Carmel Construction, LLC

370 State St
North Haven

MP Builders

P.O. Box 794
Plainville

MPB Builders

342 Thompson St
New Haven

Mr Fix It Handyman

34 Front Street

MR Home Improvement

3 Huckleberry Ln
Bloomfield

Mr-Punchlist.com

283 Fairlawn Avenue
Waterbury

Mr. Fix-It LLC

308 West Washington Street
Bristol

MRL Construction

955 Killingworth Rd
Higganum

Mulhall Construction LLC

123 Bahre Corner Rd
Canton

Murati's Home Improvement LLC

PO Box 331524
West Hartford

MURPHY'S BUILDING & REMODELING

384 GILEAD ST
Hebron

Myers Home & Office Improvement

2 Marshall Ln
Ansonia

Nayaug & Co LLC

88 High Street
South Glastonbury

Ned Smith Construction LLC

635 New Park Ave
West Hartford

Neil Jones Home Improvement

421 Jackson Hill Rd
Middlefield

New Englands Finest Painting

35 Vernon St
Stratford

New Hope Carpentry

58 May Street
Fairfield

Newberry Homes Co., LLC

106 Horizon Lane
Glastonbury

NextRemodel

22 Elm St
Oakville

Nixon Construction LLC

15 Sage Road
Wethersfield

NORM'S PAINTING

134 MEDFORD ST
Bristol

North American Building Inc

100 Putnam Rd
Dayville

NorthEast PowerWashing LLC

111 West Rd
Marlborough

O L WILLARD CO

1753 STORRS RD
Storrs Mansfield

O L WILLARD CO

196 VALLEY ST
Willimantic

Oakville Home Improvements LLC

289 Skilton Rd
Watertown

Odd Jobs LLC

270 Wolcott Rd
Wolcott

Odessa Builders LLC

POBox 93
Unionville

OLYMPIC BUILDING & IMPROVEMENT

275 LAKE ST
Manchester

One Stop Home Improvement

29 Pinecrest Rd
Willington

Orange Fence & Supply Co Inc

205 Boston Post Rd
Orange

Orc Construction

32 Stillmeadow Lane
Somers

ORONOQUE HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC

1130 JAMES FARM RD
Stratford

OTIS CONSTRUCTION

95 HAWLEY ST
Newington

OUELLETTE & DEVINS INC

58 HENDERSON RD
New Hartford

P & L Home Improvements LLC

47 Walnut Ave
East Hampton

P & M CUSTOM HOMES LLC

101 COLLINDALE DR.
Meriden

P D Remodeling

90 Humming Bird Drive
Northford

P D Remodeling

90 Humming Bird Drive
Northford

P&A Home Improvements LLC

90 wilson av
Torrington

P. Torres Carpentry LLC

252 National Ave.
Waterbury

Palmer Custom Carpentry LLC

12 Forest St
East Hampton

Palmieri Construction, LLC

6 Way Road
Middlefield

PALS Power Washing, LLC

41 Riverside Court
Southington

Papale Remodeling, LLC

54 Swan Ave
Seymour

Partners Cleaning Services LLC

24 Wales St.
Naugatuck

Patrick T Daly Painting Co LLC

433 Little City Rd
Higganum

Patsun Construction, Inc

64 Field Rd
Somers

Paul Zambrano Construction Company Inc.

422 Williams Rd
Wallingford

PERFORMANCE WINDOWS & SIDING

919 MIDDLETOWN RD
Colchester

Pete's Carpentry

28 Woodcrest Dr
Prospect

Peters Construction LLC.

26 Ridgebrook Drive
Coventry

Petrucelli Construction

PO Box 612
Wallingford

Phoenix East Construction LLC

25 S End Rd
East Haven

Phoenix East Construction, LLC

25 S End Rd
East Haven

Pickering Construction LLC

127 candlewood mtn rd
New Milford

PKC CARPENTRY LLC

PO Box 712
Storrs Mansfield

PORCH & PATIO

400 FRONTAGE RD
West Haven

Porco Construction

P.O. Box 69
Newtown

Porto Building & Remodeling LLC

40 Arthur Rd
North Branford

POST WOODWORKING INC

163 KINGSTON RD

Precision Energy Systems LLC

72 Carson Ave
Wethersfield

Precision Remodeling & Design LLC

39 Higby Rd
Middlefield

PREFERRED PROPERTIES LSC

1456 HIGHLAND AVE
Cheshire

Pro Hands Companies

21 W Main St
Waterbury

Pro Painting & Services LLP

120 Mildred Road
Meriden

Pro Renovations

31 Cook Rd
Tolland

Pro Source LLC

504 Main St
Farmington

ProBuilt,Building&Remodeling,LLC.

70 Ledyard rd
New Britain

ProBuilt,Building&Remodeling,LLC.

70 Ledyard rd
New Britain

ProCAD Drafting Services

39 Quarry Brook Drive
South Windsor

ProTect Painters of Westport and Fairfield

2490 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield

PSM Remodeling

244 Handel Road
East Hartford

R & R ENTERPRISES

585 Main St
Middlefield

R J Swider Contracting LLC

411 Wall Street
Hebron

R. Thomas Renovation & Design LLC

836 Marion Ave. #2
Plantsville

R.E Pelkey Painting

24 Carey st
Willimantic

Racebrook Renovators LLC

1087 Racebrook Road
New Haven

Rarick's Handyman Service

160 Riverside Dr
Hamden

RD BASSETTE BUILDERS LLC

185 Simsbury Rd
West Hartford

RE BUILDERS LLC

166 PUNKUP RD
Oxford

Renew Custom Kitchen & Bath

16 Pondview Dr
Cromwell

RENEW WINDOWS

293 OLD MOUNTAIN RD
Farmington

Renovation & Storm Solutions LLC

116 Main Street
Rockfall

Repoli Quality Homes

21 Olmsted St
East Hartford

Reputation Builders LLC

26 Amanda Ln
Naugatuck

REvolution Properties LLC

280 Main Street
Portland

RGT HOME IMPROVEMENT

PO Box 4511
Hamden

RICCI'S Remodeling

854 S MAIN ST
Plantsville

RICCI-CAVALLARO PAINTING INC

7 PECK ST Rear
North Haven

Ricciardi Home Improvement LLC

649 Maple Ave
Cheshire

Riccio Builders & Decorators Inc

31 Smith Lane
Burlington

Richard J. Ventura

11 Williams St
Plainville

Richard's Complete Remodeling, LLC.

12 Cornfield Lane
Enfield

Right Choice Remodeling

P.O. Box 8117
New Fairfield

RJT Builders LLC

174 Stanavage Rd
Colchester

RL Contracting LLC

22 Pine St Suite 203
Plymouth

Robert J Burger Carpentry

8 Milford Chase
Milford

Rock Building & Remodeling LLC

1331 Highland Ave
Cheshire

ROCKFALL CO LLC

57 CARRIAGE DR
Durham

Rodrigues Construction LLC

219 Washington ST
Wallingford

Rosa Home Improvement LLC

107 Ransom Hall Rd
Wolcott

Route 106, LLC

77 Benedict Hill Rd
New Canaan

Route 80 Lumber & Millwork Inc

2296 Foxon Rd
North Branford

Ruppert & Company Property Services

23B Old Windsor Rd
Bloomfield

Russell Building & Remodeling LLC

65 Indian River Rd
Milford

Russell Construction

186 Chestnut Hill Rd.
Colchester

S & G Builders, LLC

120 Garfield Road
West Hartford

S Fischer Building and Remodeling

48 Rough Wing Rd.
Naugatuck

S&S Contractor LLC

58 Parker Avenue
Meriden

Safe Roof Cleaning, LLC

160 Oak Street
Glastonbury

SAW Carpentry Services, LLC

74 Erdoni Road
Columbia

SC RUCKER CONSTRUCTION

94 WILLIAM ST
West Haven

Scutnik & Sons Carpentry

120 Pinebrook Rd
Colchester

SDW Property Maintenance, LLC

50 Gillett Street
Hartford

Seamless Remodeling

139 Knickerbocker Ave
Stamford

Senterline Construction Co LLC

20 Old County Road
Windsor Locks

Shoreline Home Improvement

483 Townsend Ave
New Haven

Shufelt Carpentry LLC

142 South Center St
Windsor Locks

Sievers Building & Remodeling LLC

340 Watchaug Rd
Somers

SIGEL BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION LLC

West Main Street
Cheshire

Signature Renovations LLC

35 NorthBrick Ln
Wethersfield

SJ Dalena LLC

221 Brentwood Dr
Bristol

Sky Home Remodeling

62 Morningside Dr W
Bristol

Sky Property Services

37 Hubbell Ave
Ansonia

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road
Marlborough

Sotac Home Improvement

109 Ridgefield St.
Hartford

Sound Carpentry of Old Saybrook

6 Tudor Court E
Old Saybrook

SPARGO CONSTRUCTION, INC.

9 WATERVILLE RD
Avon

speedypride services llc

1140 wolcott rd
Wolcott

Spiros Poulos Home Improvement

485 West Wolcott Avenue
Windsor

SPRING GLEN LANDSCAPER LLC

25 RACCIO PARK RD
Hamden

Spruce Hill Nursery LLC

18 Manor Rd
Plantsville

St Hilaire Restoration

64 Eastview rd.
Terryville

St.Denis Construction LLC

Britton Rd
Bristol

Statewide Home Improvement LLC

1268 Main St
Newington

Stephen Cote Construction LLC

54 Gildersleeve Ave
Canton

STEVE CZERWINSKI INC

1365 SILVER LN
East Hartford

STM Enterprises, LLC

116 Cottage Grove Road
Bloomfield

STONEHEDGE CONSTRUCTION, INC

14 Stonehedge Way
North Granby

STONY CREEK WOODWORKING

75 Leete St
West Haven

Strawbuilder LLC

248 Turnbull Rd
New Hartford

STRESS FREE SOLUTIONS HOME IMPROVEMENTS

64 Bennett Circle
Voluntown

STROBER BUILDING SUPPLY

950 BRIDGEPORT AVE
Milford

SUNRISE HANDYMAN KITCHEN/BATH

304 MAPLE ST
New Britain

Sustainable Solutions LLC

19 Cedar Rd
Bethany

Sweeneys Contracting

589 E Main St # 1
Meriden

T Robert's Construction LLC

1191 Middletown Ave
Northford

TCF Associates

259 South Main Street
Torrington

TECH STAR

12 Roosevelt Ave Ste 17
Mystic

The Foothills Handyman

49 Elmwood Terrace
Torrington

The Great Handyman

132 Dover Road
West Hartford

The Hampton Remodeling Co LLC

247 Singleton Rd
Chaplin

The Multi-Service Office, LLC

205 N. Elm Street
Torrington

The Roofing Store LLC

125 Norwich Rd.
Plainfield

THERMALFIT LLC

10 Laurier Ln
Lisbon

Therrien Builders, LLC

85 Poitras Rd
Bristol

TIMBER GYMS LLC

94 PANE RD
Newington

Timwood Homes Ltd

2719 Berlin Turnpike
Newington

TML Custom Carpentry

52 Great Swamp Rd
Glastonbury

To Do List Specialist And Siding LLC

32 Maplewood Dr.
Ellington

TOBIN CONSTRUCTION GP

29 THOMPSON ST
Milford

Tom Saint Painting & Remodeling, LLC

5 Fleetwood Dr
Sandy Hook

Tomasko Building

343 W Main Str
Milford

Top Coat Painters

120 Branch Hill Road
Preston

Top Level Inc

180 Wetherell St
Manchester

Tracey Arne Brown Architect

66 Sinawoy Rd
Cos Cob

Trout Brook Landscaping

28 Linwold Dr.
West Hartford

TruBlue Farmington Valley

222 Main St.
Farmington

Trust Builders, LLC

696 Merritt Street
Bridgeport

Trusted Construction

79 Noble Avenue
Milford

Tuff Dog Landscaping LLC

314 RT 66
Columbia

Tuscany Design Build Inc

37 Kaya Ln
Mansfield Center

Twine Field Custom Builders

PO Box 564
West Simsbury

UNDER CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS

88 OLD BROADWAY W
North Haven

Unique Pavers

785 John Fitch Blvd
South Windsor

United Wallcovering Specialties

441 Tollgate Rd
South Glastonbury

V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc.

558 Hanover Street
Meriden

Valentin Construction

58 Silverlane
East Hartford

Valley Home Solutions

5 Bernardino Avenue

VALLEY VIEW LANDSCAPING LLC

PO BOX 777
Botsford

Van Fleet Builders

545 Holly Ridge Drive

Viking Masonry

164 Avery Street
Manchester

Villwell Builders I LLC

33 Wolcott Rd
Wolcott

Vista Home Improvement

2003 Riverdale Road

Walsh Family Contracting LLC

6 Moulthrop St
Ansonia

Waverly Builders LLC

18 Waverly Road
Branford

Waypoint Property Solutions LLC

PO Box 7060
Plainville

WBS Handyman Services

245 Candlewood Dr
Bristol

WEIKERT EGAN CONSTRUCTION

3 Dennis Rd
Old Lyme

Wellis Painting LLC

438 Foote Rd
South Glastonbury

West Hartford Home Improvement

1028 Blvd
West Hartford

Westside Home Improvement-5

Fairfield
Fairfield

WHITE & KATZMAN PROPERTY SERVICES, LLC

111 ROBERTS ST
East Hartford

White Eagle Construction LLC

122 High St
New Britain

Wicked Home Improvements & Lawn Care

81B Spring St.
Vernon Rockville

Wollman Building & Remodeling

125 Birdseye Rd
Farmington

Woodbury Supply Co Inc.

104 S Pomperaug Ave
Woodbury

Woodhaven Development Corp

335 Prospect Hill Rd
Windsor

Woodsmith's Custom Carpentry

284 Granville Rd
East Hartland

Work of Art LLC

669 Waterville St Apt 306
Waterbury

Your Home CEnter

311 R Boston Post Road
Orange

zerik construction

329 Brigham tavern rd.

Ziggy's Home Improvement

16 Wilshire Rd
Vernon Rockville

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