Memphis Porch Cleaning Contractors

in Memphis, TN

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There are a variety of finishes, colors and coats required when it comes to picking your stain. Talk to your local paint store for suggestions, says Cavagnaro. (Photo courtesy of Golden Boys Painting)

How to stain your deck in 3 easy steps

If hiring a contractor isn't in the budget this year and you’re ready to take on the project yourself, learn these three easy steps to staining your deck.

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Heating & A/C, Deck Maintenance, Lawn Fertilization & Treatment, Water Heaters, Plumbing, Roofing, Gutter Cleaning, Garage Doors, Fireplaces, Chimney Sweep, Insulation, Auto Service, Foundation Repair, Lawn Irrigation, Tree Service, Windows

When tree leaves and temperatures begin falling, it's a sign winter is on its way. Use this fall maintenance checklist to protect your home from winter damage.

Paul Pogue
Landscaping, Gutter Repair & Replacement, Roofing, Fencing, Deck Maintenance, Driveways - Asphalt, Siding

Keeping the outside of your home looking good requires regular maintenance. Read this guide to learn how much each project might cost you.

Check your deck for decaying wood and loose parts as part of your regular summertime yard maintenance. (Photo courtesy of member William T. of Portland, Ore.)
Deck Maintenance, Decks & Porches

Once your deck is properly built, be sure to keep it safe by performing regular inspections to find wood rot, loose fasteners and unstable posts.

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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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While you can apply for an after-the-fact permit yourself, you risk a LOT - i.e. if you do not dot the i's and cross the t's just like they want, they might deny it and issue a removal order for it - not at ALL what you want. And you may not be looking at just the building permit, but a Planning and Zoning review andpossibly other types of permits like wetlands permits as well.

 

I would talk to an architect or civil/structural engineering firm who ROUTINELY does permit applications and waiver work. In many jurisdictions, a retroactive permit requires an inspection by a structural engineer (for this type of structure) and sign-off on the design and installation before the city will accept an after the fact permit application, so that might be your best starting point.

 

Regardless of the outcome, be prepared to pay the regulatory fine for building without a permit. And of course, if it violates P&Z regs like being too close to a property line, then you will also need to apply for a waiver for those violations, plus maybe pay a fine for not having gotten prior approval. Of course, if in violation of a non-waiverable condition, like infringing on wetlands or in a designated floodway it might have to come out anyway, so having a professional review your situation FIRST before putting money into trying to get permits and approvals (with any fines) might tell you removal is the only likely result anyway.

All Porch Cleaning Contractors in Memphis, TN

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A & W Lawns Inc

PO Box 38749
Germantown

A Finished Touch

5783 Choctaw Dr

A to Z Construction Services LLC

581 Vandalia St
Memphis

AARON PAINTING & CONSTRUCTION

3511 W UNION RD
Millington

Abbott Construction

6648 Hartford Dr
Memphis

Agape Home Improvement, LLC

5583 sycamore cove

Ainsworth Remodeling and Maintenance

7145 Donnington Dr
Germantown

All Wall Concepts

7493 Bronze Dr.
Memphis

Along the Grain

POBox 838271
Germantown

Anchor LLC

7706 Mt Carmel Road
Covington

AQF & Painting Company

1176 Dorothy PL
Memphis

Avery & Sons Home Improvement

6462 Chase Rd
Millington

Basic Home Maintenance

5332 peppermill dr

Belk Brothers RPM, LLC

P.O. Box 1131
Collierville

DORRIETY LANDSCAPE

Collierville

DRI Contractors

3525 Jenny Ln
Memphis

DSI Waterfront Solutions

10230 Hwy 70
Arlington

Easy Living Construction

70 Commercial Loop Way
Rossville

Elite General Services

6283 Solway Dr
Memphis

FAULKNER CONSTRUCTION

5390 PARK PLACE DR

France Paint Co

849 Accomack Cv

GARLAND PAINTING

102 GEORGIA AVE
Trenton

Glenn's Minor Home Repairs

5371 Philgrove Way
Memphis

Gold Coast Home Services

P.O. Box 22837
Memphis

Grazz Masters

6867 Messick Rd.
Memphis

Great Home Services

984 Stratford Rd
Memphis

Guy to Get it Done!

4192 Macon Rd
Memphis

H&H ER

4685 Lasalle Pl.

HARDHAT CONSTRUCTION INC.

3728 CHERRY RD.
Memphis

Hauck Wood Work

Collierville

Henderson Cleaning Service

4761 W Union Rd
Millington

Hook n Ladder Custom Builders

1073 S Cooper Street
Memphis

Hopper Roofing & Home Repair

2737 Green Hollow Lane
Memphis

Investor Rehab Service, Inc.

511 Grassmeade Cove
Cordova

J. A. and Son Services

127 Cotton Ridge cv South

Jolly Enterprises

583 Cadraca Dr Apt 29
Memphis

KELLEY'S CONSTRUCTION

3583 SOUTHERN WAY
Memphis

Knight - Stanz Contractors, LLC

2809 Shelby Street
Memphis

Lea Clark Roof Assist

1995 Oliver Ave
Memphis

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Memphis Deck and Fence Restoration

835 North Ericson Rd
Cordova

Mid-South Home Repairs

1233 wells station
Memphis

Mid-South Stucco

37 Burdan Cove
Memphis

Midtown Renovations

2270 York Ave
Memphis

MIRACLE INTERIOR PAINTING CO

5276 HILLBROOK RD
Memphis

Mirror Image Cleaning Service

P.O. Box 442
Corodva

More Than Just Floors

4383 Spring Oak Cv.
Memphis

Need A Hand?

3744 Friar Tuck Rd.
Memphis

Odd Jobs Unlimited

385 Knoco Cove
Eads

painting, staining ,and more

2139 Brackenbury Ln.
Cordova

PAINTMASTER PLUS

3754 CLUBVIEW DR
Memphis

Parker's Workshop

1581 Nesting Dove Cove
Cordova

Property Maintenance Services, Inc

6412 Summer Gale Dr
Memphis

R and M's Lawn Care

1010 Dominion Dr
Clarksville

RAH Construction

PO Box 2045
Cordova

Rightway Fence

2823 Franks Corner Road

Ron's Sub-contracting Services

569 Berclair Rd
Memphis

Roof Cleaners, Inc.

6730 Whitten Grove Cove
Memphis

RS REMODELERS INC

4497 FAIRMEADOW RD
Memphis

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr Ste A
Murfreesboro

S & M Customs

3440 MAYFLOWER AVENUE
Memphis

Scotts Antiques & Woodworking

187 Neely Street
Collierville

Screenmobile of Memphis

2645 Forest Bend Dr

Smilin Irish Jack's Cleaning Service

9156 Gainsborough Dr
Lakeland

Spectrum Staining

9235 New Bethel Rd
Millington

Strickland Construction

71 Beaver Rd
Munford

STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING & RESTORATION

335 Cumberland St # B
Memphis

Synergy Construction

5659 Bartlett Woods Dr
Memphis

The Wizard

561 Stanley Cove
Memphis

Thibodeau home improvements

8595 Shady Elm Dr
Cordova

Turnkey contracting

281 Hughes cove

Veteran Property Maintenance

3087 Newmarket Dr
Memphis

Visca Home and Business Improvement

8624 Oak Trail Lane
Cordova

Whiting Allen Home Improvements

3886 Philsdale Ave
Memphis

Window Gang

2942 Ridgeway Rd
Memphis

Wright Landscapings

4063 Fir Hill Dr E
Lakeland

YELLOW DUCK

9687 Woodland Vista Dr
Cordova

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