Dunlap Deck Builders

in Dunlap, TN

111
Deck Builders are
in Dunlap

27
Deck Builders in Dunlap
are top rated

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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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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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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 Dunlap

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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 Dunlap, TN

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A & A Mobile Magic

9121 Potomac Dr
Chattanooga

A & J TOTAL LANDSCAPES

3712 Ringgold Rd
Chattanooga

Action Rental & Sales

6509 Lee Highway
Chattanooga

Alguire Construction

PO Box 104
Ooltewah

All American Construction

285 Glenn Wade Dr

Appalachian Design & Build, LLC

3410 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Chattanooga

BMC Renovations

2931 N Marble Top Road

BOB PUGLIESE CONTRACTING

1444 Woods Rd
Dunlap

Bowman Construction

8307 Frontage Rd NW
Cleveland

Bryan Pritchard Homes

7126 Garfield Rd
Harrison

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln
Ooltewah

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Castleberrys Carpentry

2442 NW Market St

Cochran's Floors & More

598 Baugh Springs Trl.
Mcdonald

Coffey Construction Co

5925 Browntown Rd
Chattanooga

Conrad Contracting

1135 Ohio ave
Knoxville

Custom home improvement

5401 mulberry st
Ooltewah

Dan's Pressure Washing and Sealing

280 Old Dixie Hwy.
South Pittsburg

Dempsey Designs

3531 Cherokee St NW

Disaster Master

4605 Shawhan Rd
Chattanooga

Done Right Drywall

473 Dennis Road

Dorian Visionheart Dyer

3560 South Brandon Street

Dwayne & Judy King Tile

9343 Hixson Pike
Soddy Daisy

EAST CHATTANOOGA LUMBER & SUPPLY CO

1609 ELMENDORF ST
Chattanooga

Embark Project Services, LLC

6234 Perimeter Drive
Chattanooga

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FINAL COAT PAINTING

21 VISTA DR
Chattanooga

Fowler Homes Inc.

118 Riverwatch Ct

G&G Builders

184 Scenic Cir
Tellico Plains

Gallet Handyman Services

3153 Forest Shadows Dr
Chattanooga

Gary Hollowell Construction

8916 Lovell Rd
Hixson

Green Effects Landscaping

5905 Pine Hurst Ave
Chattanooga

Green Tree Landscape Services

219 Tanglewood Dr NE

H & H, Inc.

PO Box 402

H&H construction

7108 barleyfield dr
Harrison

Hancock Construction

1026 Graysville Road
Chattanooga

Handyman Connection - Chattanooga

515 Airport Rd
Chattanooga

HENRY TIPTON CONSTRUCTION LLC

1808 Jenkins Rd
Chattanooga

Holton Construction Co

PO Box 4405
Chattanooga

IMPROVE AMERICA INC

327 Cherokee Blvd., PO Box 4954
Chattanooga

Integrity Home Developers, LLC

11249 Blair Rd.
Apison

J Brewer and Associates

603 Ely Rd.
Hixson

J.D. Jackson Contracting Co.

2103 23rd Ave N
Nashville

Jason Taylor Construction

956 Houston Valley Road

JC Wilson Construction

10355 Hamby Rd
Soddy Daisy

Jenkins Exteriors

1209 Elder Hollow Rd
Decatur

Jim Bob Contracting

11 Long Street
Athens

Jon Boyd Handyman

P O Box 551
Ooltewah

Just Right Roofing & Home Repair

P.O. Box 2402
Ooltewah

Kaye Construction

302 W 6th St
Chattanooga

Kitchens Galore

5950 Junaluska Rd

Langley Roofing

9130 Dudley Rd
Chattanooga

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Mark S Engdahl Construction

6475 Hwy 41
Jasper

Miclaus Remodeling

26001 Hwy 127
Dunlap

Mountain View

12596 Main St.

Outdoor Living by Jack Wills

2362 N Germantown Pkwy
Cordova

Patrick Construction and Remodeling

1610 Sun Ray Dr.
Chattanooga

Pearl Construction & Design

1530 Kirby Avenue
Chattanooga

Plumb smart

Chattanooga
Hixson

RICHEY ENTERPRISE

7533 REMINGTON COURT
Chattanooga

Rick Boyd Home Improvement

3310 Toestring Valley Rd
Spring City

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr Ste A
Murfreesboro

Scenic City Enterprises, LLC

4423 Kings Lake Ct
Chattanooga

SEALE HARDWARE

7606 COUNTY ROAD

Silver Creek Log Homes

1191 County Rd 267

Sink or swim pools and patios

8361 Shawn ridge dr
Harrison

Southeastern Underdeck Systems, LLC

2731 Faith Industrial Dr.

Southern Home Exteriors

1743 Santa Barbara Circle
Soddy Daisy

Sprout Roofing

440 Timberlinks Dr
Signal Mountain

Stamey's Roofing & Remodeling

252 Peace St.
Chattanooga

Stay Dry Waterproofing

3108 Parkwood Trl NW
Cleveland

Steele Home Improvements

9442 Hackberry Lane
Soddy Daisy

Stream Line

535 Bent Tree Dr

Swafford Construction

711 Brookfield Ave
Chattanooga

VOYLES & SONS PAINTING

4357 TIBBS BRIDGE RD SE

W Rondon Construction

6114 Bonny Oaks Dr
Chattanooga

William H Fryar Inc

6308 Hwy 58
Harrison

Wilson Roofing and Restoration

2082 Bethlehem Church Road

Xpert Lawn Engineering

210 Barnett Village Dr

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