Baker Deck Builders

in Baker, LA

117
Deck Builders are
in Baker

23
Deck Builders in Baker
are top rated

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Rated by
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 Baker

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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 Baker, LA

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4 Show LLC.

5282 Kincaid Ave.

A1 HANDYMAN

4608 JONES CREEK RD
Baton Rouge

ABC HOME IMPROVEMENTS

13185 COURSEY BLVD
Baton Rouge

Action Construction of La LLC

16801 Teneiya Ave
Greenwell Springs

Advanced Home Services

39295 Tyler Ballard rd
Walker

Advanced Renovation Solutions

21350 LA HIGHWAY 16
Denham Springs

Advantage Fencing

8123 Glenhollow Dr

AFFORDABLE MAINTENANCE

15085 Mill Settlement Trace
Denham Springs

AK Utilities

310 Morton St

All Angles Carpentry

11874 Brown Rd.
Denham Springs

ALUMINUM SPECIALTIES MFG CO

8391 PARIS AVE
Baton Rouge

Alvin Ballard Roofing LLC

8676 GOODWOOD BLVD
Baton Rouge

Anthony Builders LLC

4271 U S Highway 82

Aqua Pool Renovations LLC

6560 Bellaire Dr.
New Orleans

B

2090 Redwood Dr.

BH Building Service

Bayou Narcisse Rd
Gonzales

Big Jim Construction

10615 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge

Blackburn Lawn

12314 Creekside Ave
Walker

Blake's Home Improvement LLC

431 Westhaven
Baton Rouge

BLANCO'S ROOFING LLC

13653 DEVALL RD
Baton Rouge

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Castillo Construction LLC

609 Metairie Road -
Metairie,

Coleman Roofing LLC

6929 S Choctaw Dr
Baton Rouge

Cowboy Way Construction

C137 Solar Trailer Park
Thibodaux

Creative Construction of La

10422 Carmel Dr
Baton Rouge

Creative Patio, L.L.C.

6334 Oak Cluster Drive
Greenwell Springs

D & R Fencing

13339 Brookcrest Drive
Walker

Darren Home Repairs

Prairieville

DMaintenance LLC

Port Allen

Dorian Visionheart Dyer

3560 South Brandon Street

Edward Armand

612 Louisiana St
New Roads

EVERLASTING EXTERIORS, LLC

P.O. Box 366
Zachary

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Flawless Painting & Home Repair

12175 Lovett Rd
Baton Rouge

Ford Roofing Service

PO Box 10
Charenton

GR8HANDYMAN

Baton Rouge

Green Escapes Nursery Inc

40482 Abby James Rd
Prairieville

GreenSeasons

12655 S Harrells Ferry Rd
Baton Rouge

Home360, Inc.

7350 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge

Homeworks of Louisiana

12000 S Harrell's Ferry Rd
Baton Rouge

Honey Do Handyman

154 Richland Ave
Baton Rouge

Hurricane Fence Company Inc

651 David Dr
Metairie

Irrigation Mann

Baton Rouge

J & J ALUMINUM COVER

30680 SUMMER RUN CT
Denham Springs

J.A. Wheeler & Associates LLC

PO Box 2938
Saint Francisville

Kleinpeter Property Maintenance and Remodeling

11601 Donna Ave.
Denham Springs

Landry's Exteriors LLC

20919 Leviticus dr.
Zachary

Legacy Builders LLC

15847 Shenandoah Ave
Baton Rouge

LT Concrete Landscape Pools Spas

126 Lakeview Dr
Slidell

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

MaxHome-New Bath

5400 Pepsi St
New Orleans

McDaniel Contracting LLC

427 Cockerham Rd.
Denham Springs

Me-Moes Lawn And Landscape LLC

1402 Kenmore Ave
Baton Rouge

Mega Fences Inc

23968 Walkers S Rd
Denham Springs

Melancon Construction of La. LLC

39380 Bayridge Dr
Prairieville

Mitchell's Home Maintenance,LLC

36768 Highway 16
Denham Springs

Mr. Fixit

2202 Didenedetto Ln.
Port Allen

MTC Homes

P.O. Box 406
Prairieville

Mudbug Pavers

43030 Hinson Rd
Hammond

Native Outdoor Solutions

9772 Arnold Rd
Denham Springs

Nu-Prime Of Memphis

1420 Airways Blvd

On-line Deck and Fence

1543 delplaza dr. ste. 6
Baton Rouge

P/T Enterprizes, Inc.

37119 sue st.
Geismar

Pepper and Company Contractors

236 Linda Ave
Baton Rouge

Phil's Affordable Roofing and Siding LLC

4520 S Sherwood Forrest Blvd
Baton Rouge

Philip Moser Associates Inc

15256 S Harrell's Ferry
Baton Rouge

Precision Diversified

18198 Manchac Acres Rd.
Prairieville

Precision Landscape LLC

Gonzales, LA
Gonzales

Preferred Home Renovations

1480 Willow Oak Dr
Denham Springs

PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION CONTR

2833 CRATER LAKE DR
Baton Rouge

Quality Design Inc.

P O Box 7
Pride

Ragusa Contractors LLC

1630 Gleneagles Bend
Zachary

Redstick Construction Services

26243 Shadow Brook Ave
Denham Springs

Reworks Reconstruction

47042 North Cherry Street
Hammond

RK Home Solutions

35583 Bend Rd.
Denham Springs

Skilled Contractors LLC

42032 Willd Willow Lane
Prairieville

Smith & Baker Landscapes LLC

7435 Town South Ave
Baton Rouge

Southern Home Improvements L.L.C.

344 E. Brusly Oaks Dr.
Brusly

Southpaw Home Soloutions

345 Wylie Dr
Baton Rouge

Spencer's Contracting LLC

11820 Boylan Ave
Baton Rouge

Steve Hubbard Flooring

571 Kornmeyers Plz
Baton Rouge

Steve's Woodworks

PO Box 63135

Stine Home & Yard

29200 Walker South Road
Walker

Stutsman Construction

15064 Braud Rd
Prairieville

Sunrise Roofing & Construction

11353 Greenwell Springs Rd
Baton Rouge

TDP Carpentry & Home Repair

13932 Brown Road
Denham Springs

Tim's Painting & Repair LLC.

4125 Sarasota Dr
Baton Rouge

Timothy Crick

5335 Sleepy Hollow Dr
Baton Rouge

TODOR DEVELOPMENT

9142 ROSE PL
Baton Rouge

TRI -Threat Construction

4913 Kennesaw B
Baton Rouge

V-Core LLC

Baton Rouge

White's Remodel and Repair

24747 greenwell springs rd
Greenwell Springs

Wray's Sealcoating

376 Angling RD

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