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"We interviewed three decking contractors -
was the only contractor that gave us a full range of options - he was" prompt, courteous and extremely professional - he was very attentive to local building codes and was a perfectionist. He was quick to provide a copy of his license and certificates of insurance. We are more than happy with the work
did. The prior contractor that installed the decking improperly, left us in a precarious financial situation.
was very empathetic of our situation, he even offered options as to how to sell the prior decking that was not damaged. We would certainly use his company again.

-Deborah O.

was very professional. The crews that did the work: arrived on time, were professional and cleaned up after themselves.
" was on site daily to supervise his crews. He called if there was a change of plans (due to weather). He kept us informed and was easy to work with. I appreciated the suggestions he made and went with many of them. The pool looks amazing and I love the Euro Tile on the patio. A job well done in a timely manner! I would highly recommend

-Miriam A.

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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.

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
San Antonio, TX

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 Rapid City


I had several bids for my deck.
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was the lowest bid, but that is not why I chose him. He really took the time to talk about exactly what I wanted. I'm a little picky about wanting to know details, and he was the only one who went into detail about how things would be put together. My last deck was basically slapped together in an afternoon with a crew of 6 guys. If you are looking for that type of deck,
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is not your guy.
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cares about the quality of his work. Edges are sanded, Railings and posts are caulked. The stairs are so solid! He hand picks the wood to ensure it's straight and of good quality. He added supports that were missing from the last build. The only delays we experienced were due to the unusual amount of rain we received this summer. He kept in contact with me throughout and didn't leave me wondering.
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also presented a written bid with details - he is very professional. I can't say enough about his work. If you choose him, you won't be disappointed. I would definitely hire
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- Diane G.

It went very well and
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had great ideas all along the way. He was a gem from the start with ideas on design and excellent throughout with always an eye for perfection. He added another board around the bottom of the deck for the same price agreed to even though it cost him some additional labor and materials. It turned out beautiful and it was done with great care and professionalism. You could not go wrong in selecting
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- Bill H.

Very Responsive! Supplier provided a prompt quote and service appointment. They called to offer an earlier date as they had an opening and came to do the work, finished on time, and did a great job overall. They even took initiative to revise and lower the cost as there was an area covered by the quote which could not be sealed. We are very pleased with their service and already recommending them to others. Keep up the good job!!
- Alejandro R.

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was extremely professional and punctual. His price was half of the other estimate I received and
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offered better products. He replaced my rotted deck support beams and railing with steel reinforced vinyl. He took care of the cleanup as well.
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showed up on time every time he said he'd be at my house. There was a slight weather issue directly afterwards and
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didn't hesitate to come back and deal with the issue. I would highly recommend them!!
- Tanya R.

We were completely blown away at the extremely high level of professionalism
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showed right from the start. He was over our house within a few days of our first contact and upon arrival, he immediately went to work drawing up the blueprints, showing us his impressive portfolio, and was able to give us a clear estimate right on the spot!
What impressed us most is that throughout the entire process,
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made us feel as if we were his only customers. The craftsmanship and professionalism shown by
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are second to none. Not to mention their timeliness and efficiency. Once
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started working, they must have been done in 3, 4 days tops! In addition to that,
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remains available even after the work is completed to answer any questions you may have (and we have had many ;-).
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is without a doubt, the best contractor around for decking and related services. We could not be happier with the quality of their work and the extremely high level of service we received from them. We give them our highest recommendation!
- Ryan S.

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provided an excellent subcontractor, who worked very hard to get the job done timely. Contractor and Sub-Contractor were very professional in all dealings with them. They explained what needed to be done and when so that we could get packed up and out of their way in each phase of the job.
The job involved taking up the existing flooring in each room and they did it in phases. This allowed us to move things when needed.
We had the carpet replaced with laminate wood floors in all rooms but the Kitchen and Baths, where we had ceramic tile installed.
I would recommend both the Contractor and his Sub-Contractor at any time and will reuse then when needed.

Pat came in and totally rebuilt our deck, which wraps the house, small house but still a good sized deck. Building the stairs was a problem and he took his time to figure out the best solution. We always talked about what he thought should be done next in the process of the work, something I really didn't think I would be doing much of. In addition he finished all the open edges of the deck, took back poor quality and obtained usable lumber, then to top it off cleaned up ALL of his leavings, I mean he vacuumed the lawn and surrounding area to make sure to get all the nails and such. Easy to have around, pleasant personality, arrived in a timely manner each morning and really required nothing other than my input on things. Very pleased. However, had to wait all summer for the work to be done, he is in demand and for a good reason.
- Mary J.

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Deck Builders in Rapid City, SD

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4825 Parkview Dr
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All Star Construction

1080 Kennel Dr
Rapid City

Aspen Ridge Lawn & Landscape

6408 Prestwick Rd
Rapid City

Cascade Construction

PO Box 9024
Rapid City


PO box 2074
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Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive


9715 N Fm 620 Apt 4110

Fischer Quality Construction

300 west 32nd street

Groundbreaking Construction,llc

4981 gypsey road
Rapid City


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Holdaway Construction

1240 Kings Rd
Rapid City

Hollywood Hardscapes

2917 Marvel Mountain Rd
Rapid City

Iverson Construction Inc

1210 Industry Rd

L & S Construction LLC

po box 351

M.A.D. Handyman Services

235 Douglas Rd Lot 5
Box Elder

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Pendo'S Construction

PO Box 246
Rapid City

Straatmeyer Construction

2245 Dawn Ln
Rapid City

Stranded Outdoors Property Services, LLC.

1401 Edinborough Dr
Rapid City

The Fence Connection

PO Box 327
Rapid City

Todd A. Duda

22770 Hat Mountain Dr
Rapid City

Weather-Tite Exteriors

2605 Commerce Rd
Rapid City

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