-Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Newark Deck Builders

Angie's List helps you hire the best - and avoid the rest!

Deck Builders to Avoid

543

Top Rated Deck Builders

105

Prevent buyer's remorse with us

  • Only 16% of Newark Deck Builders are reliable
  • Tardiness is the #1 complaint against Newark Deck Builders
  • Shop with us to ensure a fair price
  • Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad
+See Verified Local Reviews

Over 8,539 reviews for
Newark Deck Builders from people just like you.

A
"This couldn't have been a more pleasant experience. I contacted
about the project, and he came to my house the next week to take measurements" and consult on a design. He had a lot of good ideas and insight regarding the design. I had a basic idea of what we wanted, but
was very helpful in drawing up a good design. He had to jump through numerous hoops with the FL government to be able to do the job on the up and up, but he diligently did so and provided me with updates. As a result, we had to wait a little while for the work to get started, but it was worth it...
and his employee showed up exactly when they said they would and promptly began work. Demo took one day and construction took two days. I was very pleased with how fast it went.
took the time to explain all of the options to me as he went and thoroughly consulted me on their pros and cons before they would move forward with something. I really appreciated the fact that he had my best interests in mind. He talked me out of a couple choices which, now that I see the finished product, would have been poor ones. As for the quality of the work, it is impeccable. Every cut and measurement was made with precision, and the finish of the materials and labor is flawless. The deck totally transforms the feel of our backyard. We went from a dark, dingy screened porch with a low roof that blocked all the light from coming into our house, to a stunning outdoor space where people actually want to be. Dealing with
was a pleasure.
and his employees were respectful and cleaned up after themselves thoroughly. Payment was not requested until all work was complete. I would not hesitate to hire this company again, and will heartily recommend them to friends in the future.

-William C.

A
"He is very meticulous and he knows his field. He tries to make sure that there is no-rework involved. He goes over thing really well with the homeowners. He works" by himself and he is very reliable. His pricing is very reasonable too.

-Deborah J.

+Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services

Shop, Search and Save from anywhere!

  • Offers are exclusively provided by highly rated companies
  • Angie’s List members have access to exclusive discounts on local services
  • Shop, schedule, and stay on top of progress from any device
  • Our 30 Day Refund Guarantee means you can buy with confidence!
+Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Over 2 million people trust Angie's List.

  • Your Membership Includes:
  • Instant access to top rated businesses covering 700+ services
  • Our Complaint Resolution Team to help when a project goes bad
  • On-the-go access to our iPhone, Android, & iPad apps
Find top-rated Service Providers
See Verified Local Reviews
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services
Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Local Articles in Newark

Decks and Porches

Building a deck or porch can be a great added benefit to any home. Learn about common deck materials and get tips for hiring a porch or decking contractor.

deck trends
Decks & Porches

Think your home’s exterior needs some sprucing up? Consider adding a deck.

Fire elements have grown in popularity in recent years, both as gathering places and as purely aesthetic elements. (Photo courtesy of GreenSceneLandscape.com)
Decks & Porches, Fireplaces

Constructing and supervising your fire pit correctly can make it a safe and dramatic feature of your yard.

pvc deck Seattle
Decks & Porches

From rotting cedar to PVC decking, this low-maintenance deck do-over is done right

deck staining
Decks & Porches, Deck Maintenance

See how this homeowner achieved a high-end finish for a high-in-the-air project

Inspiration & Ideas

Rooftop pool downtown Indianapolis apartment building
Pergola with a ceiling fan and porch swing

Angie's Answers

?
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
?

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.

?

Assuming you buy the right size door to fit the rough opening, and that your old door is not a size that is no longer made, and that you get the correct depth and transition adapters and sills and flashing and trim and seals and such, and that you transport it home without distorting and damaging it, then removal and disposal of old one and install new one probably about $250-400 depending on how well it fits, number of transition and similar pieces that have to be assembled (from 1 or 2 for some doors to as many as 30 on others).

The laundry list of things at the start WAS intended to intimidate you - I would say not 1 in 25 homeowners who buy a new patio door have bought it the right size for the rough opening and have everything needed to install it - the contractor almost invariably has to go get materials or parts to complete the installation - sometimes waiting weeks for factory adapters that are needed or missing parts AFTER the original door has already been taken out.

I would question why you are going to probably spend as much installing a door that may not do the job for you as the cost of the door. I would hazard at least half of people who go buy a $250-400 cheap door at a box store are sorely disappointed within months - due to poorly fitted parts, bad or non-existent seals causing drafts or water leaks, fogging or breaking glass, etc.

I would recommend you assess your needs, in conjunction with your installer find a decent and reputable brand unit to fit that need and that fits the loction right, and probably pay 50% more installed but have something that you might actually be happy with. Oh - BTW - your best installers generally will not install the cheapest box store units because they do not want the callbacks, so many times the quality of the installer who will actually do the job for you at a price you are willing to pay gives you a job that is - you guessed it, worth what you paid for it.

?

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. 

Deck Building reviews in Newark

D

Rating
I've contacted them three times this week, I've left multiple messages. They have my deposit check and have cashed it and now I cannot get a hold of anyone to schedule the work.
- Ferran-Pichel G.
A

Rating
The final product was amazing!
Newark Deck Builders Provider Name Locked
paid attention to detail, completed the project on time, and gave us a perfect final product. Our porch is the favorite part of our home! Our home has already been appraised significantly higher because of the porch and everyone in our neighborhood is attempting to replicate our porch.
- Justin H.
A

Rating
We are very happy we chose
Newark Deck Builders Provider Name Locked
& Home Renovation for this project. The design and cost estimate
was prepared by Zeth who was professional and knowledgeable. He quickly responded to our many questions and our input and proposed changes during the design stage. Our project manager was
Newark Deck Builders Provider Name Locked
who did an outstanding job keeping us informed of the project's progress on a daily basis.
Newark Deck Builders Provider Name Locked
did an outstanding job building the deck. He was always on time, worked very hard, professionally, and his attention to detail resulted in a solid and beautiful deck. We are pleased with the result and will consider this company for any future projects.
- Ivan G.
A

Rating
Everything went really well--ahead of schedule, on budget, wonderful people to work with, and the end result is fabulous. Mitica really knows how to work with Ipe (tricky wood to work with); his website describes this specialty and has plenty of pictures of work he's done. I appreciated the suggestions he made for design (e.g. blocking, bronze instead of black aluminum, adding a face board to the upper deck, etc.) He gave me his bid the day he came to see the project (other contractors took over a week to send me a bid). he was very responsive, professional and pleasant. Highly recommend!
- BRIAN & MARI V.
A

Rating
When
Newark Deck Builders Provider Name Locked
first came out to our home a couple weeks ago we had no clue what to expect. Needless to say we were beginners to the whole decking thing. All we knew about decks were that we had a old rotten cedar deck and it was time for a new one. The one thing we didn't want to worry about again was maintaining the deck because I think we have proven that we just won't. Two younger gentleman came to our door and really educated us on the process. They brought samples, showed us pictures of different options on the iPad and dreamed up a amazing deck plan. After choosing the materials we wanted we started talking about pricing and we quickly realized this was going to be a much bigger expense than we had imagined. This all made sense because we were going with a Trex deck and we knew the construction wasn't going to be done overnight either these things take time. Since we couldn't afford the lump sum the company went over some excellent financing options with us. We knew that we were going to make a large payment with our taxes so they offered me a one year same as cash option. The payments were well within our budget, we get to enjoy the deck of our dreams, and we get to pay for it over the next year with no interest. This project couldn't have went any better! Pictures to come!
- Keith K.
N

Rating
We had an excellent experience bidding the deck and gazebo and four deck to be very professional and cut own toward. Quality of work was excellent
- Amit V.
A

Rating
He is exceptional. When I need something he comes over to get done. He is honest and a hard worker. He has a really good eye for what the finished product will be. He re-did my daughter’s floor and suggested something that looks great. I have used him since 2011. The price was very reasonable.
- Annette K.
N

Rating
This master contractor carpenter/designer is timely, efficient, reasonably priced, trustworthy, and above all, highly skilled. The built in cabinets look like high priced furniture. I live in an old
Newark Deck Builders Provider Name Locked
where constant attention is required and projects always involve fitting and [removed] new with old. Master contractor allows us to restore the home at a reasonable cost.
- Andrew & Madeline M.

All Deck Builders in Newark, DE

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

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.

B & F Millwork

607 Mary Street

B The B Construction

572 Wartman St

B.L. Ward & Associates

1148 Pulaski Highway, Suite 223
Bear

Bansaz Construction

602 Greenview Dr

BarrNone Construction

PO Box 5532
Newark

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

Beckers Chimney And Roofing

54 Emandan Ln
Hockessin

BLUE HEN VINYL INC

19 Erie Ave
New Castle

BLUESTONE GARDENS

18 EASTON RD

Bolster Ltd

Box 1786

Borrelli Construction LLC

1167 W. Baltimore Pike

Borsello Landscaping

720 Yorklyn Rd
Hockessin

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

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

Complete Home Remodeling

44 S. School Street

CTC Contracting

2109 Biddle Street
Wilmington

Curry's Home Improvements

171 Hillside Circle

CUSTOM CONTRACTOR

673 MOHAWK AVE

D'King Construction

3914 N 7th street

Dadem Contracting

922 Pitman Ave

DAndrea Contracting

230 Milford Dr
Middletown

De Carlo Construction

6326 Roxbury Rd

Decks R Us

10 N. Vintage Rd

Delaware Constructionology

314 White Pine Dr
Middletown

Delaware County Restoration

5 1/2 (rear) Bartram Ave

Divine Painting & Construction

41 Martindale Dr
Newark

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
Newark

First State Contractors, Inc.

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

LEMPER'S LANDSCAPING INC

PO Box 430
Townsend

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 J Connolly Paving

423 W Bristol Rd

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.

MARRS CONTRACTING INC

13 CANARY COURT
Middletown

Martin's Home Improvement

304 Concord Ave
Wilmington

matteoli contracting, llc

324 West Freedley St

McVaugh & Sons Builders

651 McGovern Road
Hockessin

Michael Marino Inc.

3 Clemson Court
Newark

Milano Home Improvement

401 Pennsylvania Ave

MNS ENTERPRISES LLC

140 Bradford Dr Ste A

Modelist

110 Lockart plz

Modern Renovations LLC

5 Speer Rd.
Wilmington

Morris Home Remodeling

2206 S Bucknell

Moyer Indoor Outdoor

113 E Reliance Rd

Mr. Contractor Inc

2634 Frankford Ave

Musciano Construction

35 Lincoln Ave

Myer Builders

137 Greenvale Rd

NapoliBuilders

76 Meetinghouse lane

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

Paddy's LLC

28 Argyle Rd
Newark

Paint Spot

913 west miner street

PanGro Development LLC

2600 Broom Street
Wilmington

Paramount Painting Company

257 Filbert Avenue
Wilmington

Paul Amin General Contractor

3 Gelley Ct.
Newark

Paul's Cement Work

2014 E Stella St

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

PIONEER BUILDERS

23 SHEFFIELD MANOR DR
Newark

R C Hellings Inc

150 Radnor Chester Rd

R D ARNOLD CONSTRUCTION

1833 NEW LONDON RD.

R&EHandymen

1108 Greentree Rd.
Newark
Previous

Shop Local Deck Building Services in Newark, DE

Newark Zip Codes

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Newark.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Deck Construction
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
CBS
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money