Schererville Deck Builders

in Schererville, IN

172
Deck Builders are
in Schererville

36
Deck Builders in Schererville
are top rated

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Rated by
Gwendolyn B.
"Castle Rock Construction is a phenomenal company to work with.
, the owner, is fantastic and a true professional. Because their workmanship is remarkable I" have contracted with him for several projects. He has remodeled two bathrooms, installed several exterior doors, custom designed two interior doors, installed a wood-look ceramic tile floor for a family room (the room looks like new) and designed and built a side porch (deck). During the construction of each project
and his team would clean up every speck of dust or debris at the end of each day. His prices are very reasonable compared to other companies. When changes are needed
will always take time to consultant with you and explain the reason for the change. There is no high-pressure salesman who tries to force you to commit to this company. Everything went well and the end product is truly amazing and excellent, I could not have asked for a better experience. I would highly recommend Castle Rock Construction to anyone looking to do improvements to their home.
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Rated by
frances G.
"When I met
the first time he showed up with his plumber and electrician to see what I wanted done.I had my insurance adjuster's reprort with me, I thought" the adjuster's estimate was low and doubted the house could be made livable within those parameters. The mitigation company had even taken out my bathroom fixtures and the insurance did not cover the cost of new fixtures.I suggested keeping the old tile to save a few thousand.
said the tile was dated and needed to be replaced. I told
I needed to stay within the insurance allowance. The rebuild estimate
gave me was within the insurance. I expected to have to choose lower grade materials and to cut corners whenever possible. What I got was first rate materials and beauiful finishing. At all times
made the process easy for me. More than once he told me he wanted me to be pleased with the result. I am so impressed with
. Clearly this company is guided by pride in the finished product. I do not know how
managed to do the rebuild within the insurance allowance but he did and the house looks wonderful. Really impressive! This is the dream builder.
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Rated by
David W.
"After getting several bids we chose
because of his reasonable bid and Fergal's friendly personality. We felt that this was someone that we could have a" pleasant working relationship with. Getting started took a little bit longer while we waited for the city to give the permits. Fergal kept in touch throughout the process to keep us up to date. Once he got the OK, he started work with his team quickly and efficiently. We were able to do much of the finish work ourselves (like painting & such) to save a little bit of money, and Fergal worked with us on that without giving the impression that he needed to do it all himself. He kept us informed, and was always available to answer any questions. His team was just as pleasant to work with as he was. I cant' imagine working with a friendlier group of people. We are particular about good workmanship, and were not disappointed. He has gained our trust, and would not hesitate to hire him again for our other projects.

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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 Schererville

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We could not be happier with
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! From the very start
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was by far the most personable and helpful contractor that we had bid the job. Furthermore,
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's bids were substantially lower than his competition (and he was quoting the exact same materials). As for the project itself, his crew was great; they were extremely professional and got the job done even faster than we anticipated. We could not give
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a stronger recommendation.
- Lynne R.
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I called to have an estimate for a repair of a leaky valley on my roof and also the cost of a total re-roof if it was needed and within my budget. The provider was responsive from the first contact and came out when they said they would; however, after I stated I wanted to get one or two other estimates (which took me more than a month), I contacted the company and was told they would get back to me to affect the repair. I never received a call back (I spoke with the owner the day I called in September!) and since then my calls (2) have gone to voicemail with no responses. A
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"we are no longer interested in fixing your roof" would have been fine. A no response and no return of phone calls is just unprofessional!
I understand they probably wanted the total re-roof job but it was not within my budget at this time and the repair was what I really needed. Although the reviews on Angie's List are good, my experience was no so.
- Robert S.
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and his crew couldn't have done a better job. The deck is absolutely gorgeous and super solid. The deck also has "Easy-Breeze" windows which we love so we can close it up on cold or windy days and still use our deck. The deck has a lovely shingled roof and a glass and screen storm door. Every detail is exquisite and they cleaned up every scrap of the old deck and their materials when they were done and left the yard immaculate.
Oh and I had some water damage around my bay window on the back of the house and they fixed this for me and put up new siding without any issue.
These guys are true master craftsmen and I would not use anybody else for this type of work. They are a small crew and do one deck at a time. No big company with crews working on multiple jobs.
I plan to definitely recommend
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to everyone I know and I wish them the very best.
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- MARY & GEORGE H.
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Very reliable and professional. Owner came out to review project...took the time to go over
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would be done. Very personable. Worker came out to sand deck...did a great job altho was unable to finish a couple steps. Had to d elay project a few weeks due to weather but came out to finish and restain deck. Did a great job overall....More /> Will use them in the future for other handyman type projects. This company is reliable, honest and professional and works hard to please the homeowner. You will not go wrong hiring them for any projects. Highly recommended.
- Lovey O.
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was very quick to respond to our request for an estimate. Within 3 days of meeting with him, he and his building partner,
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were out putting in the deck. Although our cedar deck flooring was in bad condition, the support structure below was in great shape. They put in new fasteners in the support structure as needed and completed the whole deck in one day.
Their workmanship was top quality. They placed the boards diagonally, and only two places needed a seam due to additional length needed. Their attention to detail was superb and they were a pleasure to work with.
- JEANNE AND JOE M.
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I set up a meeting with
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by mistake, thinking they were a design/build company. We are interviewing these companies and architects for a planned Spring remodel of our home.
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was very nice and let me know they only did the building part of the process, but stayed for an additional 30 minutes to speak with me about the process and give tips. He was extremely helpful and I appreciated his time. We are not yet at the process where we pick a builder but will definitely consider their company when we do.
- Bridget Z.
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I can not say enough good things about the quality of work done by
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's company
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. From initial bid to final acceptance of the finished work, it was a positive experience. His bid was significantly lower than the other two Angie’s List contractors we selected. The deck was designed by my wife and unusual in that it was diamond-shaped. She also wanted the boards, footprint, and stairs built to a specific design. Mr
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said can-do and recommended that we upgrade the wood and we are really glad we listened to him. The final product was exactly what we wanted and hugely better than the old deck. The two men that worked on our deck,
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and
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, were a real pleasure to have work for us. They arrived on time and cleaned up their mess before they left each day. After demolishing the old deck, they began work on the new deck. They asked our preference on several things we hadn’t thought of, and several times recommended better solutions. We would use them again and have enthusiastically recommended them to our neighbors and friends. My advice is ‘listen to their recommendations, they know what they are doing’.
- JOHN M.

All Deck Builders in Schererville, IN

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3D Structural

20115 Jackson Rd
South Bend

a j remodeling

.
Crown Point

A-PLUS INC

504 Broadway
Chesterton

Abacus Home Inspections & Construction

P.O. Box 442
Rolling Prairie

Abe's Pro Painters & Remodeling

903 Wilcox St
Hammond

Acculevel

9495 N Waldron Rd
Rossville

AFFORDABLE REMODELERS, INC.

4207 Oak Grove Dr
Valparaiso

All Construction

462 South 500 West
Valparaiso

All-Phase Services

1825 Hale Ave
Chesterton Indiana

American Animal Control

11877 N Pine Rd
Syracuse

Amish Structures Inc

9626 W 400 N
Michigan City

Anderson and Anderson Construction

670 N Madison St
Crown Point

Apex Construction & Remodeling

2743 Highway Ave
Highland

AR Construction

6218 Abercorn Ave.
Portage

Artistic Visions LLC

1515 Roosevelt Rd
Valparasio

Atlantic Siding

1130 Newman St.
Indianapolis

b & b remodeling

4628 towle ave
Hammond

B&L Work

Chesterton

Bee Window, Inc.

115 Shadowlawn Drive
Fishers

C R HOMES INC

8639 PARRISH AVE
Schererville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cal Homes Inc

11505 Maryland St
Crown Point

Capstone Construction LLC

115 Crestview St
Crown Point

Carpentry Plus Inc

901 Charles St

CEDAR RUSTIC FENCE CO

99 REPUBLIC AVE

CENTURY ROOFING

Schererville

CKlemme Design

PO Box 55042
Indianapolis

CL Builders

820 Manhattan Street
Michigan City

Classic Builders, Inc

7714 N. Meer Rd
Michigan City

Compton Construction

PO Box 266
Schererville

Creative Design Consultants LLC

7009 Cline Ave
Schererville

Creekside Landscaping

PO Box 727
Schererville

Cummins Remodeling

5404 W 78th Ln
Schererville

Custom Hardscapes

2708 45th St
Highland

Cutting Edge Builders

Michigan City

D M Maintenance

1444 KENNEDY AVE
Schererville

Danley's Garage World

10031 W Roosevelt Rd Ste 101

Dano Construction

5435 110 St Unit 3

DARRAH LANDSCAPING

215 E JEFFERSON ST
Westville

Dave's Decks & Construction

10324 West 100 North
Michigan City

David DeCesaris

2146 Coral Dr
Schererville

DECK BRIGHT INC

966 Lambrecht Dr

Deck Tech

PO Box 24

Done Right, Inc

11604 W 181st Ave
Lowell

Doppler Construction Inc

1023 1/2 E. Summit St
Crown Point

Dorian Visionheart Dyer

3560 South Brandon Street

Doug Bush Handyman

9145 Liable Rd
Highland

Duneland Home & Hardware, Inc

1018 North Karwick
Michigan City

Duramax Roofing and Construction Inc

8415 Southern Springs Dr
Indianapolis

Dye Custom Carpentry

203 E 16th St.
Laporte

Eccentrics

453 Hayes Leonard RD
Valparaiso

Edens Painting and Remodeling LLC

8747 Fielding Ln
Indianapolis

Eenigenburg Exteriors Inc

13926 W 117th Ave
Cedar Lake

EVENHOUSE CONSTRUCTION INC

17319 Oak Valley Dr
Lowell

Everyday Construction

717 Moraine Trace
Schererville

EXPERT REMODELING LLC

3458 HIGHLAND CT
Crown Point

EXPERT SERVICES

2683 jay st
Lake Station

Express Painting and Pressure Cleaning

8803 Calhoun Pl
Crown Point

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FFC FENCING CO

15080 US Hwy 41
Cedar Lake

Fred C Doppler & Sons Inc

305 N Colfax St
Griffith

Fred's Stumps & More

11175 W. 500 N.
North Judson

GORGEI & SON CONSTRUCTION

422 W US HIGHWAY 6
Valparaiso

GW Owens Construction Inc

234 Illinois St
Shirley

Handy Joe

217 169th St
Hammond

HandyPro

902 Calumet Ave.
Valparaiso

HARMON PAINTING

PO BOX 9444
Michigan City

HAVMACK CONSTRUCTION INC

1137 167th St,
Hammond

Heavy Hammer Construction

1206 E Lake St
Griffith

Holt Home Improvement

4855 Sugar Bush Ln.

HOME CREATIONS INC

1418 W 96th Ave
Crown Point

HOME PRO OF VALPARAISO INC

2504 ROOSEVELT ROAD
Valparaiso

Keystone Remodeling LLC

PO Box 11375
Merrillville

KUSIAK CONSTRUCTION INC

8338 KENNDY
Highland

Legacy Window & Door LLC

136 East Main St
Westfield

Mackenzie Group LLC

PO Box 2863
Chesterton

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magilla Builders Co

511 S Ashland Ave
Michigan City

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

ManUp

3336 176th Place

MBD SERVICES LLC

7129 Van Buren Avenue
Hammond

MIDWEST CONSTRUCTION CO

1331 BROADWAY
Chesterton

Mr. & Mrs. Fix It!

7775 Burr Street
Schererville

Mr. Handyman of N La Porte, Porter Counties

9896 W. 300 North
Michigan City

Northwoods Construction LLC

2698 N Van Gogh Dr
La Porte

Northwoods.Construction LLC

2698 North Van Gogh Dr.
La Porte

Old Farts Construction

220 s. linda st.
Hobart

ON THE LEVEL CONSTRUCTION

9318 W 158th Ct
Lowell

Perfect Solutions Co

506 Dexter Dr.
Crown Point

Phillip Van Prooyen - Handyman

215 N Colfax
Griffith

Porters Network

1050 W 81st Ave
Merrillville

Precision Painting AMF LLC

154 Worchester Dr
Valparaiso

Prestige Construction LLC

2700 Valparaiso St
Valparaiso

Price Point Builders

PO Box 1343
Crown Point

Prime Contractors, Inc.

6609 74th Place
Schererville

Professional Home Services

350 Campbell St Ste 24
Valparaiso

Projex-RHB Inc.

POB 2452
Portage

R and R Painting and Remodeling

503 Oak Street
Michigan City

Reeves Exterior Services

7602 W Lincoln Hwy
Crown Point

REMODELING PROFESSIONALS OF INDIANA LLC

700 waverly rd 109
Chesterton

RHODES RENOVATIONS, INC.

8428 MORAINE AVENUE
Munster

Ron's Home Improvement Inc.

390 Rose Ellen Dr
Crown Point

RSDS CONSTRUCTION

1599 177th Place
Hammond

SCHANDER REMODELING INC

2814 Lyndale Way
Long Beach

Schilling

8900 Wicker Ave (US 41)
Saint John

SCHILLING BROTHERS LUMBER CO

8900 WICKER AVE
Saint John

Schmanke Home Improvement, LLC

335 Maid Marion DR. N
Schererville

Scott Hady/Hady Home Painters

691 E 100 S
Valparaiso

Shamrock Painting

1311 Elm St.
Valpo

Simply Angelo's Creations

886 Floyd St
Gary

SKI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LLC

708 E Talmer Ave Ste C
North Judson

Smiths Construction Services

1690 Starwood Dr
Chesterton

Solid Ground Concrete

6505 Armstrong Drive
South Bend

southridge building and remodeling

6503 East 84th Dr
Merrillville

Stash Construction

2137 4J Hart Street
Dyer

STEEL CITY HOME IMPROVEMENT CO INC

6930 BROADWAY
Merrillville

Straight A Builders, Inc.

13731 Deodor St
Cedar Lake

Superior Siding

63 west 68th place STE 201
Merrillville

TIMBERSEAL, LLC

212 E Morthland Drive
Valparaiso

True Remodelers, LLC

133 Rillstone Dr
Kouts

TWO UNCLES REMODELING

844 N ELMER STREET
Griffith

Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware

256 S Washington St
Valparaiso

Waterproof4Less

15134 Myrtle Ave

Wilds Restoration Services

1901 N Sherman Dr
Indianapolis

willsons green valley plants

2600 east st rd 2
Rolling Prairie

Window Genie of Northwest Indiana

12400 105th Cir
Saint John

WOODSHOP, INC

6430 W LINCOLN HWY
Crown Point

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