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Dianne P.
"Scheduling was a bit of a challenge, but our appointment was finally set for 2:00pm on a Monday. I was contacted at 9:00am that day and offered an earlier time, which was convenient" for me. They arrived at 11:00, I showed them what I wanted done, and they got right to it. They finished in two hours and did a wonderful job. Highly recommend!
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JEAN H.
"I waited two days for these guys to show up and all they delivered were excuses for not coming out. For a 3 hour minimum, I expected better I do have to give an A to the nice people" who run the business who did offer discounts to make up for the lack of not showing up.
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"Fantastic!! The final product is beautiful. They cleaned up after themselves. At all points of contact the personnel was friendly, courteous, competent I am already scheduling them for future work. Highly recommend.
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"Scheduling was a bit of a challenge, but our appointment was finally set for 2:00pm on a Monday. I was contacted at 9:00am that day and offered an earlier time," which was convenient for me. They arrived at 11:00, I showed them what I wanted done, and they got right to it. They finished in two hours and did a wonderful job. Highly recommend!

-Dianne P.

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"I waited two days for these guys to show up and all they delivered were excuses for not coming out. For a 3 hour minimum, I expected better I do have to give an" A to the nice people who run the business who did offer discounts to make up for the lack of not showing up.

-JEAN H.

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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.

Deck Cleaning reviews in Tallahassee

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Chazz was wonderful. Chazz and his wife are extremely friendly and honest and were very professional. They explained in detail what to expect and what materials were needed. They have us a quote and it was very accurate to what we ended up paying. The stairs that he replaced look fantastic and we now feel safe to use them as they were in rough shape before hand. I absolutely would recommend this company to my friends and family!
- Corey A.
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We were quite happy with the work. I've got to get back in touch with him because we've got some premium material and the material itself has failed and we had to let him know about that. It wasn't anything wrong with what he did. We paid extra for some Rust-Oleum deck finish and it's not living up to its reputation. My wife shops around and they were the best price available for the work we needed done. He got them replaced in good order. He was very professional. We will use him again. We probably have a few things next year and he'll be doing it for us.
- Pam C.
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responded to our call almost immediately. He came out and gave us a free estimate. Our house was built in 2003 and had never been washed. We had lots of algae and mold on our vinyl siding and fence. We also had mold on our gutters. He explained everything to us and gave us a quote for the entire job (two story house, porch, gutters, deck, fencing, deck, and detached garage). After a day or two, we contacted him to set it up, and that afternoon the guys showed up to start the job! They spent three days here because we had lots of work to be done. My husband is super picky, but we were very pleased with the work. Everything looks brand new...every single thing. The only thing that remains at all are tiny little mulch spores which no amount of power washing can remove. This is a good thing to know when you are laying mulch, because there are steps you can take to try to prevent those. Anyway, they are tiny and not an issue. We will definitely recommend this company to our neighbors and friends. They are more expensive than others, but the quality of work they did was worth it to us. We are more than satisfied.
- Angelia D.
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and his team. He's extremely responsive, punctual, easy to communicate with, and extremely competitive on pricing with exceptional work. He's on my speed dial now and we'll definitely use him in the future.
- Jennifer P.
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My upper deck is 30 years old and was in very bad shape.
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inspected it and found that the main post and beam supports were in good condition and needed only the addition of a little cross-bracing. The attachment to the house was not in as good a shape because of water damage on one side of the house. All of the planks and railing needed to be replaced.
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said it was a close call on whether or not additional support was needed next to the house because of the water damage. The lower deck has no rails so needed only plank replacement.
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was very thorough and objective in describing his findings and presenting me options. I opted to have all of the upper and lower deck railings replaced, stained, and sealed, cross-bracing added to the existing posts, and two new posts and a beam installed next to the house. Scheduling the work was difficult because of my travel schedule but
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was very flexible in scheduling the work. The construction crew,
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, was very professional, knowledge, and efficient. The work was top quality and they actually improved upon the design of the upper deck. The staining and sealing crew,
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fully explained the options and even made special trips to my house to show me pieces of wood stained with the colors I was considering. I am extremely happy with my new deck and have received many compliments from my neighbors on it.
I probably could have found a lower price elsewhere but chose Evergreen because of its reputation, quality of work, and reliability. I would use them again for similar work and would recommend them to others.

- Cyrus J.
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was meticulous about everything he did. He used great quality paint and masked everything carefully and took great care to end up with a truly professional job. He was extremely responsive both by phone and punctuation on the job site to complete the job. He went out of his many way to do a great job in many instances. I will definitely use him again and have already referred him to a friend of mine. Thank you!
- Charles and Karen L.
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took time with me to pick the right shade of stain. The others did not.
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also answered my concerns and his knowledge made me choose this company. They scheduled to clean the deck and seal it. Timing was prompt. Very professional and knowledgeable staff all the way around. Nice to do business with competent people who take pride in their work.
- Karen W.

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Accessibility Solutions

3013 W Tharpe Street
Tallahassee

All Points Precision Home Repair, LLC

2222 Tanglewood Terrace
Tallahassee

American Curb Appeal, Inc

8234 Waukeenah Highway
Monticello

Anderson Anytime Construction LLC

31 Richland Rd.
Crawfordville

Arbor Scapes

PO Box 360780

Ava Construction Inc.

2750 Old Saint Augustine Rd Apt O148
Tallahassee

B & T Fencing Inc

5159 Woodlane Circle
Tallahassee

Born To Clean, LLC

Tallahassee

Brian Ferry Construction Company

128 Teal Ln.
Tallahassee

C K Decorative Concrete LLC

939 Spring Meadows Rd
Quincy

Capaldi Construction Company

5559 Farmington Road

Classic touch pressure washing

30 Anchor Rd.
Freeport

Clean Freak Soft Wash and Pressure Cleaning

535 Tally Hills Ct.
Monticello

Commercial Maintenance Services LLC

3550 Lakeshore Dr
Tallahassee

Dender Remodeling and Construction

2910 Kerry Forest Parkway
Tallahassee

Dynamic Renovations LLC

8013 Briarcreek Rd S
Tallahassee

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Extreme Exterior Cleaning LLC

1920 Hideaway Crt
Tallahassee

G & S Fence

6039 Ranch Road
Tallahassee

Green Fox Enterprises LLC

232 J & K Lane
Crawfordville

Handy Helpers LLC

7280 Wintercreek Ln
Tallahassee

Handyman Matters of Tallahassee

1461 Ferzon Way
Tallahassee

Hauversburk Home Improvements

27 Ritchie Ln
Havana

Hoover Enterprises, LLC.

5707 Hoover Court
Tallahassee

Horizon Home Modifications

1829 Celtic Rd
Tallahassee

Huber Construction LLC

3637 Oakleon Dr.
Tallahassee

Jason Horne

303 Putnam Dr
Tallahassee

KILGORE PAINTING

182 Sinclair Rd.
Tallahassee

KING CONSTRUCTION

194 HALSTEAD LN

KROWN SERVICE LLC

2202 Blanchard Ct
Largo

Ledford Design & Construction LLC

751 Ridge Rd
Monticello

Leon Screening & Repair Co Inc

1223 Airport Dr
Tallahassee

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

MAIDtoCLEAN Services

PO BOX 3672
Tallahassee

MayDay Outdoor Services Inc

8075 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee

MICHAEL RINKEL CARPENTRY

1680 LA FRANCE CIR
Tallahassee

Mike Underwood Pressure Wash & Painting LLC

100-1 S Franklin Blvd
Tallahassee

Mr.HandyMan

4564 amber valley dr.
Tallahasseee

New Image Contractors Inc.

2669 Spring Creek Hwy
Crawfordville

North Florida Painting Services, LLC

436 Southern Country Ln
Quincy

Paint One INC

825-C Merrimon Ave

Parez Construction & Design

29 Scotch Pine Ct.

Premier Fence & Deck

3404-C Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee

Prestige Painting

Tallahassee

R&R Fence and Deck

Tallahassee

Reflection Exterior Cleaning Services

2767 Westbury Dr.
Tallahassee

Singletary Enterprises, LLC

1475 Bethel Church Road
Tallahassee

Superior Painting

2184 W Lake Hall Rd
Tallahassee

sweats painting & handyman

604 S Bellamy Dr
Quincy

Tallahassee Construction Co

4028 Desoto Farm Rd
Tallahassee

Tallahassee Roofing Inc

5521 Tower Rd
Tallahassee

The Fix-It Chick

7036 John Wayne Ct
Tallahassee

Tim Aselton Softwashing

11199 E. Pony Trail
Tallahassee

Tom's Pressure Cleaning

1370 Georgia Ave
Monticello

Total Home Repair, LLC

8980 Megans Lane
Tallahassee

Tracy Roberts Handyman Service LLC

705 Forest Drive
Quincy

Ultimate Fencing LLC

4826 B Woodlane Cr
Tallahassee

Verve Real Estate and Construction

Blount Street
Tallahassee

Volunteer Fencing

1840 Baby Farm Cir
Tallahassee

Woodswork Construction LLC.

2057 Shady Oaks Dr.
Tallahassee

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