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"The craftsmenship is beautiful. The carpenters paid wonderful attention to the details, so the finishings are perfect. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

-connie I.

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was very nice to work with. He was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to come" to our place to discuss our options. When they were here to work they were right on time and did the entire deck in one day. We are extremely happy with the quality of the work they did for us. I say give these guys a
and you will be happy with them. I'm glad we went with them. I have already and will continue to recommend them to friends and family. Thank you
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-Dylan M.

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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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Deck Building reviews in Tahoe City

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I am extremely pleased by our new deck and the workmanship is excellent.
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was always very professional, personable, and on time throughout the project. He shared lots of design guidance, had some great ideas, and showed pictures of prior projects to make it easier to visualize. He was very knowledgeable but also listened closely to our needs and made it easier for us to make design decisions. We ended up selecting composite deck boards and railings that we really love.
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was easy to communicate with throughout the project via text, email, and phone. The crews were on time, delivered on schedule, and didn't leave a mess. What I really appreciated was
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's willingness to go the extra mile for finishing touch details that only became apparent after the project started.
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never asked for cost adjustments to complete 3 or 4 minor upgrades that overall made a real difference in the finished deck. I think
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is really motivated to make his customers happy. I'm extremely pleased with their work.
- derick T.
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It went well as usual. I've used this company three times for different jobs and I expect that I will use consistently as my contractor as long as they are in business.
- Catherine B.
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My wife and I are completely thrilled with the final product built by
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. The deck and screen porch are very well built from high quality materials and great workmanship.
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from
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came out to talk to us when we were shopping for a deck and screen porch. He talked about the company and how it was founded and did a good job of helping us understand what we'd be looking at in terms of price/materials/quality.
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then
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up a plan and we moved forward with really no necessary modifications.
They handled everything in terms of applications/permits/approvals, etc. When I did need to submit something to our
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and eventually our local town government, MD Deck supplied me with what I needed right away.
The workers were outstanding - courteous, hardworking and a lot of attention to detail. The owner of the company is the lead carpenter and obviously takes pride in the finished product.
At the end they finished up by scrubbing and cleaning the final project so it was free of any construction debris and was ready to go for us to use. The only problem is that it is late January and we can't start enjoying it right away. Outstanding work. Completely pleased.
- Mark H.
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I got a response the quote in a timely manner. They started when they said they would and worked hard through heat and did a great job.
- Mary M.
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is very personable, was easy to talk to and explain what we wanted. He made good suggestions, which added to the success of the project. All workmen arrived on time, cleaned work area daily, completed the job on time. workmanship exceeded expectation.
- Gordon M.
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Everything was custom made. Their designs was exquisite. Their work was perfection. They were on time and on budget. Strangers will even stop by to comment on the appearance. I wished I would give them an A+. When I want to contact the company, every time I call there is always someone there to answer my questions or concerns. I never had to speak to a recording. Their name
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- Sandra F.
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It turned out amazing I couldn't be more pleased with it. I gave
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my ideas for my deck along with some of his ideas and pointers and had it built in about a week. He designed my deck got all the permits and gave me a fair honest proposal in a timely manner. They started on time and finished when they said they would. I defiantly recommend
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they are very professional and master craftsman. They do Excellent work and I wouldn't use anybody else.
- Michael R.
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The bid process was a bit slow, but once the bid was accepted the work was done in a timely and professional manner. I've worked with several contractors who start a job and then don't show up for days.
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finished the job quickly and was not intrusive. I would use them again.
- carol R.

All Deck Builders in Tahoe City, CA

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3 Generations Improvements

101 Parkshore Dr
Folsom

A Home to Envy, LLC.

5560 High Rock Way

A-Z Fencing

1855 King Edward Dr

Affordable Construction Services

3200 Highway 50
Tahoe Paradise

AWH Construction INC

100 Hemlock Way

Barter Construction

305 Westlake Blvd.
Tahoe City

Bauerlein Construction

15698 St Albans Pl
Truckee

C & E Builders, LLC

9732 SR 445 #317

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

DS Construction

PO Box 1030
Tahoe City

EMW CONSTRUCTION

29 Orinda Way #716
Orinda

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fillman Construction

10434 Saint James Pl
Truckee

Larry Jackson Construction

P.O. Box 9850
South Lake Tahoe

LVM Landscaping

10890redpine rd

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way
Blue Lake

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Meek's

1405 Industrial Way

Meek's

2869 N. Carson St

Meek's

2970 Hwy 50
Meyers

MEEK'S LUMBER & HARDWARE

2763 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe

MHD Studio Design & Construction

P.O. box 6719
Tahoe City

Nevada Trimpak Inc

2675 Fury Ct

Patio Designers

545 Jefferson Blvd Ste 17
West Sacramento

PONDEROSA GLASS

1119 EMERALD BAY RD
South Lake Tahoe

Randolph Hanson Construction

1655 1/2 Marvel Way

Range of Light Construction Co.

75 Genasci Rd.
Loyalton

Reliable Services

774 Mays Blvd

Remade Properties

350 Gentry Way

Richard T. Muhl Construction

7193 5th Avenue
Tahoma

River City Home Improvement

10001 Hadleigh Dr.
Orangevale

Roger Holme Construction

5830 Oak House Ct
Orangevale

Ruckman Construction, LLC

505 Verelli Court

Superior Door & Window

1440 South Curry St.

Tahoe City Lumber

715 River Rd
Tahoe City

TRUCKEE-TAHOE LUMBER CO

315 N LAKE BLVD
Tahoe City

Vandermark & Son Painting

6695 Eastridge Dr.

worthy ventures

2545 Parker St
Santa Cruz

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