Newark Deck Builders

in Newark, DE

645
Deck Builders are
in Newark

109
Deck Builders in Newark
are top rated

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Judith M.
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was prompt,efficient and fair. He made good suggestions for changes, and fixed some things that others might have ignored. He used high quality materials and" the house looks great. I would recommend him very highly for his friendliness, honesty and all-around professionalism.
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Rated by
CYNTHIA S.
"Crew showed up on scheduled days on time. They cleaned the area before they left each day. We love the deck and have used it non stop since the end of
. We" have a fence that need to be replaced and We plan on calling L&L Great Job Great Crew
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Rated by
John B.
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and his team were punctual, courteous, and professional during the entire job. They took out a window in my living room and enlarged the opening to fit a sliding" patio door. Then they built a 15x12 deck with composite decking and a vinyl railing.
installed some very nice lattice around the deck and also installed some doors that allow me to store things under the deck.
communicated with me during the whole job and listened to my concerns. They cleaned up after themselves each and every day and did a good job cleaning up after the job was completed. We are very happy with the finished product and have received a lot of compliments on the deck. I wouldn't have any problem referring
to my friends and family.

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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 Newark

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First let me say I have tried to fill out this several times and got error messages...this is the first time.. have been able to give review..so yaay that...
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replaced my deck in
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of 2014.....he and his crew were on time and did an amazing job....
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took time to sit and talk make sure everything was right and in order. He is very kind patient and listens....
There were a few issues at the end ....He and his crew corrected them ...
you will be pleased with his work.


- Erica C A.
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All of the folks at Squeekly Clean are top notch! They were very professional and responsive from start to finish. Their workmanship was impeccable and they only use the best products. I will definitely use them again in the future!
- joy L.
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The porch and driveway look nice but, he left standing water on the little deck. It dried partly with a dingy finish. I have to wash it and sweep the standing water away for it to look a bit better. All in all, he did a good job.
- CAROLYN B.
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I like Herb
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-he is personable and knowledgeable. The company has done a lot of work for our neighbors and they have very good things to say about the company.
- daylene K.
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I purchased the four-hour
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special because I needed two tasks to be completed.
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King confirmed the appointment.
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arrived as scheduled and got right to work. He quickly replaced the kitchen faucet. Then painted the soffit and fascia with time to spare. So I asked him to get the hardware he needed and secure a porch railing. Since he worked more than four hours and purchased some parts, the total amount was higher than the special. He accomplished more than I expected and did excellent work at a reasonable price. I recommended
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- Douglas E.
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This project came in at budget, and was completed on time.
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is a busy guy, but he personally handled the details of the project and was very fair, reasonable, and accommodating as the scope of the project became very dynamic, as we added and changed along the way. The porch is now the envy of the neighborhood, and while I waited over a year to write this--I wanted to see if any of it would fall apart, or leak, and really, everything has been great.
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coordinated with an expert fireplace shop, my own door and roofing company, and my own stone mason. He was very easy to work with and I would recommend that you give them a
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Their design folks are awesome. The finishing touches of the Mahogany roof, and the back step design was amazing.
- Pat M.
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I hired Deckmasters to strip, repair and stain 3 decks at my home -- a small deck on the top level and 2 large decks on the main and lower levels of my home. I am very pleased with the quality of the work. My decks look beautiful and the price was fair. The only problem was in the scheduling of the work. They did not show up on the date promised, claiming that weather was an issue when it was not. Also there was a delay because they couldn't get the wood they needed to make the repairs. Then the wood suppliers showed up at my house unexpectedly and dumped the wood in my driveway. To their credit, the Deckmasters workers came to my house and moved the wood. I had to nag them to get the work done because whenever there was the slightest
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of rain reported by the weather forecasters, they would not show up.
In the end, however, I was very pleased with the work. My deck is beautiful; it looks even better than I expected. I would recommend Deckmasters, despite the delays.
- Angela D.

All Deck Builders in Newark, DE

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A & Beyond Services

1198 Chester Pike

A E Quesenberry Carpentry, LLC

1012 Stanton Rd.
Wilmington

A List Concrete

18 Lafayette Ave

A MAN FOR ALL REASONS

105 CHEYNEY DR

AAA Painting & Powerwashing

42 Montrose Dr.
Newark

AAluminum Fence

1373 Birchwood Ave.

ABC Home Improvements

4142 Ogletown Stanton Road
Newark

Able Cleaning Service

555 Mitchell Avenue

Allegiance Builders Inc

1804 Skiles Blvd

Alta Design

948 Matsonford Rd

ALX Contractors Inc.

5071 Whitaker Ave.

AYALA PAINTING

306 Central Avenue
Wilmington

B & F Millwork

607 Mary Street

B The B Construction

572 Wartman St

B.L. Ward & Associates

1148 Pulaski Highway, Suite 223
Bear

Bass Remodeling

805 Carbon St # 1

BAYSIDE EXTERIORS

32295 Nassau Rd
Lewes

bbabuilds

2723 E Madison St

BDP Excavating

19 Reese Ave

Beck & Panico Builders

411 Snuff Mill Hill
Hockessin

BLUE HEN VINYL INC

19 Erie Ave
New Castle

BLUESTONE GARDENS

18 EASTON RD

Borrelli Construction LLC

1167 W. Baltimore Pike

Borsello Landscaping

720 Yorklyn Rd
Hockessin

Boucher Builders

107 Audubon Ave

C.M.D. Construction

122 woodland ave

CADILLAC CONTRACTING

1164 Horseshoe Pike

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carmen General Contracting

2623 S. Darien St.

carter construction co.

41 carole road
Newark

Casa Bella Builders Inc

3205 Bristol Dr
Wilmington

Cavalier Construction Co Inc.

2407 Red Lion Rd.
Bear

CAVELLA CONTRACTING

2818 Cedar Street

Ceccola Construction Co LLC

2417 Silverside Rd
Wilmington

Central Lending Services Inc

668 Woodbourne Rd Ste 104

CERITALIA INC

2950 CONESTOGA RD

Classic Exteriors Inc

2300 Cattail Ln

Classmate Contractors

525 South Heald Street
Wilmington

Cohen Contracting

138 Carmen Dr

collins construction

532 jackson rd.

Columns of Wood

2066 Squirrel Hill Rd

Common Structure LLC

4103 Unruh St.

Competitive Painters

4762 Parkman Ct

Custom Renovations

1879 Old Cuthbert Road

Cutting Edge Contracting Inc

8 W Country Ln
Newark

D&J Home Improvements LLC

2 E Weatherly Rd
New Castle

D'King Construction

3914 N 7th street

Dadem Contracting

922 Pitman Ave

DECKS R US

2482 HORSESHOE RD

Delaware Constructionology

314 White Pine Dr
Middletown

Delaware County Restoration

5 1/2 (rear) Bartram Ave

Delaware Real Estate Answers LLC

312 Brookland Avenue
Wilmington

divine painting & construction

41 Martindale Dr
Newark

divinepainting&construction

41 Martindale Dr
Newark

DLS Builders LLC

1048 Gap Rd

Duane Quick Home Repair

2231 W Diamond st

Dunrite construction company

1916 N West St
Wilmington

E.A.Smith Builders

332 E Roosevelt Blvd

Elite Outdoor Structures

677 E. Lincoln Hwy

Equity Builders

462 South Feathering Lane

EUROPEAN PAINTING CO

50 WELLINGTON DR
Newark

F. Ramondo Inc.

1020 Garrett Mill Rd.

Fackenthall Construction

15 Dartmouth Circle

FAVINGER CONTRACTING

280 Stony Run Rd

Ferreiro Inc

304 E. Ayre street
Newport

Ferris Home Improvements

209 Main St
Wilmington

FINNERTY LANDSCAPING

510 E BARNARD ST

First Class Contracting

231 Shore Wind Rd
Bear

First State Building and Design

110 E. Main St P.O. Box #1049
Newark

First State Contractors

5700 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington

flannigan russo contractors

525 NEWTON LAKE DRIVE

Gallagher's Power washing

513 Raspberry Lane

Gambacorta Construction Consulting

4617 Ethel Circle
Wilmington

genconUSA

8023 Mars PL

GJW Builder Inc

P.O. Box 133

GP Martini Roofing Co

600 Brandywine Ave

Great Railing

1086 N Black Horse Pike

Greenable

2037 Washington Ave.

H2Pro Restorations

243 Mine Bank Rd

Handy Dan

PO Box 552

Handycraft Construction

126 Great Oak Drive

handyman99llc

900 mcdade blvd

Help N Hand Delaware

10 Country Hills Dr
Newark

Heron Construction

136 Hirst Avenue

Home Medix Remodeling

513 Main street

Homecraft Inc

1407 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington

Homeowners Helping Hand LLC

not available
Newark

Homes R Us

Newark

Homestead Solutions Inc.

5 Great Valley Parkway Suite 210

House Doctors

25 Maggies Way
Dover

House Medics LLC

127 Vassar Ave.

Integrity Exteriors

100 Greenhill Ave
Wilmington

Itsdiggz General Contractor

PO BOX 113
Middletown

J & B Handyman Services

323 Shaw Rd Apt C

K & L Construction

3445 Thompson st

K&A Construction

239 Prince William Way

Kahen Remodeling LLC

1910 w. 4 street
Wilmington

Katchmark Construction Inc

3856 A Dulles S Ct

Katek Construction

1501 N Beecham Rd

KCS Carpentry

15 Twin Oaks Drive

Keen Builders

502 Lestershire

KEENER CONCEPTS

2850 NORCOM RD

Keith Wilson Contracting

70 Old Dublin Pk. G-7

Kerry's Handyman Service

3569 Station Ave

Keystone Custom Decks

631 Springville Rd

Krewatch Construction

1125 Old Lancaster Pike
Hockessin

Lambert Contractors

106 Maple Ct
Newark

Lenhart Construction

414 Washington Street

Liberty Builders LLC

239 Ardmore Avenue

LL Renovation LLC

3RD AVE
New Castle

Lovin Contractors

5712 Cottage St

LOWE'S

630 COWPATH RD

M & L Contractors

3602 Drumore Drive

M D Warren Co Inc

505 Springhill Ave
Wilmington

M'rked Improvements, LLC

2406 West Newport Pike
Wilmington

M5 Construction LLC

670 Colwell RD

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Madrid Construction LLC

5700 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

MNS ENTERPRISES LLC

140 Bradford Dr Ste A

Modelist

110 Lockart plz

Modern Renovations LLC

5 Speer Rd.
Wilmington

Much Construction

3841 Concord road

Musciano Construction

35 Lincoln Ave

Myer Builders

137 Greenvale Rd

New Jersey Repair

417 Lafayette Ave

North Point Builders

po box 7203
Wilmington

OJ's Construction

647 W AVONDALE RD

One Call Construction LLC

4900 Cypress Gardens Rd Apt 10

OTW Masonry

PO Box 5011

Outdoor Kitchen Co.

2187 Hopewell Rd

P J Fitzpatrick Inc

21 Industrial Blvd
New Castle

Pace Building Supply

821 W 5th Street

Paint Spot

913 west miner street

PanGro Development LLC

2600 Broom Street
Wilmington

PDM Construction

8012 English Creek Ave

Peak Construction, LLC

2412Twist Ln
Wilmington

Penn Remodeling

52 Orange Ave

Penstone Building Corporation

1302 North Dover St.

PERFECT HOME INC

2520 CHANNIN DR
Wilmington

Phoenix Restoration

403 Marsh Ln
Wilmington

Pienkos and Son, Inc.

729 Grantham Lane
New Castle

Pieretti's Landfeatures

9174 Gap Newport Pike

R C Hellings Inc

150 Radnor Chester Rd

R D ARNOLD CONSTRUCTION

1833 NEW LONDON RD.

R&EHandymen

1108 Greentree Rd.
Newark

R. S. Widdoes & Son, Inc.

204 Channel Rd
Wilmington

Rapid Renovation and Repair

713 Greenbank Rd
Wilmington
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