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"Restored roof damage, interior damage including large structural beam.
was amazing to work with. He was honest, fair and prompt.
" 's team did excellent work restoring unexpected tree damage that was fairly significant.
went out of his way to locate an "heirloom" structural beam of similar vintage to the 1955 modern home. The replacement beam was the crown-jewel of the project, as anything less than a beam that perfectly matched the house would have ruined the restoration. I unreservedly recommend
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-Michael S.

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"Everything went fairly well. The install of the riprap only took about a week. The only problem was that it had rained the night before and there was pretty extensive" damage done to the lawn. It ended up costing approximately $4000 in new sod to repair. It probably should have been put off another week. When I asked about them about repairing the lawn they referred me to a landscape company. They told me that it is part of the business. Overall I am satisfied with the riprap they installed. They even replaced some of the dock that was damaged.

-Barry B.

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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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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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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.

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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. 

Deck Building reviews in Brunswick

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They built a great deck for my home and they showed up on time all the time. The deck turned out great for my family to enjoy in the coming summer! Everyone loves it so much.
- TAO Z.
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He came out and did not finish the work, stopped the process in the middle of the job. He is someone to stay away from, he does not have the credintials to be working. He is not to be trusted.
- Lin F.
A

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Terrific job. Without a doubt would work with them again. The craftsmenship was excellent. Communications was the best I ever experienced. I never had to wonder what was going to happen next.
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kept me up to date on each phase of the project. Built the deck in a single day, crew was right size to handle the job I needed. When the job was completed the employees of
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cleaned up every last scrap of material, leaving everything to look the way it did before the project.
- John S.
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The job was flawless, it was great! The price was good and fair, they cleaned up nicely afterwards, and always showed up on time. All in all, no problems.
- Jeanine S.
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I was a wonderful experience and they were great. We had some water problems and he worked with the township and he did whatever they said. They wanted a filter put on the deck and he told them that it wouldn't be necessary. He got it to what would work for us. It only a slight cost more. He did a beautiful job on the deck. He started it and finished it when he said he would. He worked straight through until it was done. He put what was required underneath the deck. He saw to it that it passed.
- Susan B.
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They did come out and give an estimate and they were very nice, but we had scheduling issues with them. We initially tried to get the work scheduled, and thought that we did. However, it seems that our scheduling was bumped for a larger job. We contacted Angie's List for a refund.
- Tammy Marie H.
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I thought when we signed up with Angie's list they would be weeding out the contractors who are not professional.
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came over and looked at two different projects that we need done in our home. One to be completed ASAP (cash in hand now) and the other in the fall. He seemed very nice and knowledgeable on the tasks at hand. When he left he informed us that it might be as late as the next week before he would be able to get a bid to us.....well, it has been 3 weeks and I have not even received a courtesy call. If you don't want the business, the job, or don't have the time, you should still return a call. I am very disappointed in the professionalism of some of the businesses that Angie's list allows on their website.
- Douglas A.
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was very prompt, responsive, and professional. He scheduled a date and time to come out and measure for a new patio and covered patio for our backyard along with a sidewalk and small area for garbage cans. He arrived on time and called to let me know he was on schedule. He provided a thorough bid within 2 weeks of the visit. We ultimately decided to go with another vendor but not due to pricing. His pricing was right in line with other bids. The other vendor we chose could roll in some hardscape work and provided better visual representation of the work we wanted done so we went with them. I would recommend them and would definitely have them bid on future projects.
- Connie R.

All Deck Builders in Brunswick, GA

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1 Roof Atlanta

5751 W Stewarts Mill Rd
Douglasville

491 enterprises

491 hyde rd

A Colorful Creation

503 Fancy Bluff Rd
Brunswick

A STEP BEYOND HOME REPAIRS

PO BOX 809
Brunswick

A-Z Companies Inc

3415 Church Rd
Villa Rica

Affordable Home Repair

18 Peppertree Ct
Columbus

all american concrete

1182 Minter Ln
East Dublin

All Custom Aluminum

5086 Woodlane Cir

Andrew Handymen

P O BOX 46
Locust Grove

Andrew's Ornamental Iron

PO Box 826
Griffin

Arch Maintenance Services

917 Elder Street
Brunswick

Arlis Home Services

30 Ridge Crest Dr
Blairsville

Arrow Siding & Roofing

478 Farmers High Rd
Carrollton

ASB Business LLC

PO Box 1937
Adairsville

Atlanta Post Caps

2567 Park Central Blvd
Decatur

Atlas Roofing Georgia

536 Brock Rd.
Summerville

Backyard Living Services, LLC.

435 Deloach Rd
Pembroke

Barnard Paint & Refinishing Co

1215 Mill Hill Road
Richmond Hill

BR HOLLAND LLC

707 E Hill Ave
Valdosta

Braswell Construction Group Inc

6105 Emory St NW
Covington

Brookfield Residential Const.

MAIN ST
Sandersville

Browns consruction company

415 old kibbee rd n

Bull Dawg Fence Company

220 Benton Rd
Covington

Burch Construction

1231 Lanier Blvd
Brunswick

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Camdur Building Group, Inc.

628 Old Town Road
Villa Rica

Campbell Construction

2515 5th St. S.E.
Moultrie

Carl E. Smith & Sons Bldg. Sply.

48 Longstreet Ave.
Turin

Chris Walden Construction

519 Childree Rd
Doerun

CIC LLC

1076 Stafford Dairy Rd SE
Ludowici

Cisco's Home Works

75 Longview Drive
Dawsonville

Cox Swimming Pools Inc.

5598 Montgomery Hwy

Crist Roofing & Construction

488 Hiram Douglasville Hwy
Hiram

Custom Marine Construction

1082 Midway Street
Townsand

D & J's Tool's of Trade

283 Bert Rd nw
Rome

D.J.'s Complete Paintinh & Remodeling

1066 HWY192 South
Twin City

Davis Dryer/ Vent Cleaning LLC

4601 Heidi Drive
Waycross

Dempsey Designs

3531 Cherokee St NW
Kennesaw

Dirting Renovations

229 St Thomas Ave

Do It Right General Contractors

11163 Hwy 53 East
Marble Hill

Dream Home Remodeling, Inc.

500 Sun Valley Drive
Roswell

Dreamtime Outdoors

10787 Hwy 92
Woodstock

EDWARD H DASCH & SONS

300 WRANGLER RD
Brunswick

Eicher's Pro Vinyl, LLC

341 Cameron Rd
Jesup

Ellison Garrett Construction

111 Brookwood Ct
Eatonton

Everetts Custom Renovations LLC

65071 Lagoon Forest Dr

EXOVATIONS of Atlanta

1550-A Oak Industrial Ln
Cumming

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Faithful Home & Lawn Service

PO Box 2668
Kingsland

Fann Construction LLC

4168 Valdosta hwy 41 N
Valdosta

Ferguson Handcrafted Log Homes

371 Othar Lee Rodgers Rd
Fitzgerald

fisherwoodworks

38 arthur road

Fiveash Renovations

127 Joyce Dr
Brunswick

Forrest Works LLC.

102b1 Commercial Ave
Carrollton

Golden Isle Handy Man

106 George Ln
Brunswick

Great Lakes and Land Co.

3007 White Oak Ct
Lagrange

Horizon Roofing

5184 CALDWELL MILL RD

island handyman inc

170 Butler Lake Drive
Saint Simons Island

j.m.harrison services

537 b.beecher road
Reidsville

JC Custom Enterprises

242 Refuge Valley Rd
Jasper

jimmy's do it all

1480 vienna hwy

jollyremodeling

647 dale trail

K.H.Builders Inc. -Ken Hall

1080 Sid Hunter Rd
Senoia

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct

LANG BUILDING SUPPLY

1500 PRINCE ST
Brunswick

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

LJA Builders Inc.

485 S Augusta Ave
Waycross

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta

mario handyman & home repair

668 mccrimmon rd
Fitzgerald

MARTIN'S ROOFING CO

1027 HARRIS LORD CEMETERY RD
Commerce

MCI Floors and More

304 Clarks Creek Rd
Martin

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr

Midian Roofing Inc

3945 Alabama Hwy SW
Rome

morgan carpet-construction

8356 Kendrick Rd
Jonesboro

Mountain Man Remodeling

185 Mountain Laurel Ridge
Dahlonega

OurWoodenHouse

132 McIntosh
Saint Simons Island

Outdoor Solutions Inc

PO Box 1406
Hiram

Pancho's fence company

148 union chapel Rd.

PK Masonry

5090 Highway 92
Douglasville

Precision Painting Inc

498 Rivera Drive
Saint Simons Island

Premier Roofing & Home Restoration

215 Sunset Dr
Chatsworth

Prestige Remodeling

pobox 82279
Atlanta

R&R Contractors

154 Winding Trail
Brunswick

Rex Owenby Construction INC

1402 Kiutuestia Creek Rd
Blairsville

Rian-Tyler Construction

103 Crestwood Ct
Kingsland

Rick's Roofing and Carpentry

511 west bay street
Jesup

Right Way Construction

Po Box 16702
Dublin

Rimes Ventures

10407 La Mirage Ct

Robillard Remodeling

1347 Old Cedartown Hwy SE
Lindale

Roxine's Paint Brush

127 Old Brookman Rd
Brunswick

Saxon Design Builders

313 Rogers Road
Statesboro

Seminole Construction

212 Peach Street
Folkston

Shuburte.com

180 Wilder Way
Williamson

Skiver Contracting

6625 Mockingbird Rd
Cumming

Southeast Roofing & Contracting

57 First Avenue
Ellijay

Southern Resurfacing & Renovations

92 Midway Court
Glennville

Summit Design/Build LLC,

922 Hwy 81 East
Mcdonough

T&J Exteriors Inc.

PO BOX 249
Locust Grove

The Tompkins Company

2323 Milledgeville Rd
Augusta

Tony Wallace Independent Contracting & Handyman

305 Riddleville Road
Sandersville

Top to Bottom Renovations

105 Tortoise Crt
Brunswick

TRIANGLE CONTRACTING INC

408 Savannah Place
Mcdonough

VNS Corporation - CHOO CHOO MART

325 COMMERCE LOOP
Vidalia

Webber Construction

472 Roy Grindle Rd
Dahlonega

William Services

757 Camp Dobbs Rd
Jasper

Wilson Bros Landscape

1759 McGarity Rd
Mcdonough

Wilson Roofing and Restoration

2082 Bethlehem Church Road
Grantville

YARDWORKS BY CLINT

1322 HAPPY HILL RD
Carrollton
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