Here’s an absolutely amazing deck we built in Forest Lake, MN. This is a new 20’ x 12’ deck with a 4’ x 4’ bump out and 4’ wide stairs leading down to a lower 4’ x 4’ landing and then turning and continuing down to the ground.
AZEK decking in autumn chestnut color with a double border around
the perimeter of the deck that is Brazilian walnut color.
Brazilian walnut skirt board around the outside perimeter of the
deck and Brazilian walnut stair risers.
AZEK decking comes with a lifetime warranty against product defects
including any blistering, peeling, flaking, cracking, splitting, cupping, rotting or structural defects.
AZEK decking is also installed using the cortex hidden fastening system so no screws are visible on the decking surface.
The railings are a black custom continuous style railing with black circular aluminum balusters.
We wrapped the 4 tall footing support posts under the deck and the 4 shorter support posts under the lower landing with maintenance free Brazilian walnut colored boards.
If you are looking to have a deck face lift or build a deck this year, there’s still time! Contact Dupont Construction and Remodeling, Inc. We specialize in everything decking. Whether that be a new porch, a wrap around deck, under-decking, patio or a deck face lift we know how to make your outdoor living space perfect to accommodate your family. Give us a call today and lets talk about your dream outdoor living space. 763-753-9796 or 651-674-5699
This new deck is 23’ x 14’ deck and has no stairs the AZEK decking is Acacia Color, Fypon all white structural maintenance free railing with white square balusters, white fascia boards around the perimeter of the deck, and white solar post caps on the deck railing complete this beautiful new deck.
AZEK decking comes with a lifetime warranty against product
defects including any blistering, peeling, flaking, cracking, splitting,
cupping, rotting or structural defects.
AZEK decking is installed using the cortex hidden fastening system so no
screws are visible on the decking surface.
Installation of deck footings, placement, digging and installation of all
buried footings for the deck. We install our footings in the ground for
added strength with specially engineered lumber that is rated for ground
contact. We do not do buried concrete pier footings which can be very
problematic in Minnesota with our soil and temperature variation conditions.
Buried concrete pier footings tend to heave and sink over time. Our footing
process was designed to minimize the possibility of footings sinking and
heaving with the harsh Minnesota climate changes and soil conditions. Our
footings meet and exceed code compliance in the state of Minnesota.
If you are looking to have a deck face lift or build a deck this summer look no further then Dupont Construction and Remodeling. We specialize in everything decking. Whether that be a new porch, a wrap around deck, patio, fireplace or a deck face lift we know how to make your outdoor living space perfect to accommodate your family. Give us a call today and lets talk your dream outdoor living space. 763-753-9796 or 651-674-5699
Summer is finally here and we can start enjoying time out side with friends and family. With living in Minnesota there is a very short time of year that we can spend evenings outside. What could be better than relaxing at the end of the day on your deck and watching the sunset? If your home could use an outdoor living space give us a call today and we can walk you through all the options that will fit your family and their needs. Continue reading →
Now that the rainy season is coming to an end, we welcome in summer. Finally we get to enjoy the outdoor fresh air, warm sun, beautiful evening filled with family and friends and why not enjoy all of this on your new deck. If you don’t have a deck to enjoy your summer evenings on then look no further than Dupont Construction and Remodeling. And if you do have a deck but it could use a serious facelift then give us a call, we specialize in everything decking. We have done many custom designed decks that have great features like the cocktail rail to custom seating, shade, fireplaces and a lot more. So before your summer is gone give us a call and let us build you a beautiful outdoor living space you can enjoy for the summer and many more years to come. Continue reading →
Are you someone who enjoys grilling during the summer but are currently grilling in your garage? If that is true it is time to consider your outdoor living space. Have you considered adding a deck to your home but don’t know where to start? Look no further than Dupont Construction and Remodeling. They are your local Minneapolis deck building contractor with durable products and superior installation techniques you will love. Dupont Construction and Remodeling is here to design and build your custom dream deck that will last for many years to come. Or if you already have a deck but it is in rough shape we at Dupont Construction and Remodeling is here for you. We give deck face-lifts which include repairs, complete tear downs, railing repairs or making the switch from natural wood to maintenance free material. We are here to make you custom dream designs come to life! Continue reading →
Winter is right around the corner and our fall nights are coming to a quick end. We spend our times enjoying grilling, having bon fires, and enjoying the last bit of fall weather left. You may think it is too late to build or remodel your deck, build a patio, custom railings, pergolas and fireplaces but it’s not. Fire season is in and what a better way to enjoy that last of the fall weather on your deck or porch before the snow comes. Continue reading →
Are you someone who enjoys grilling during the summer but are currently grilling in your garage? If that is true you also might be someone who is jealous of your neighbors grilling on their beautiful deck and enjoying the summer nights. Have you considered adding a deck to your home but don’t know where to start? Look no further than Dupont Construction and Remodeling. They are your local Minneapolis deck building contractor with durable products and superior installation techniques you will love. Dupont Construction and Remodeling is here to design and build your custom dream deck that will last for many summers to come. Or if a deck isn’t for you Dupont Construction and Remodeling also builds pergolas, screened in porches, patios, decks, and custom railings. We are here to make you custom dream designs come to life! Continue reading →
Don’t let another summer go by without enjoying a beautiful, Maintenance Free Deck custom designed and built by Dupont Construction. We are experienced deck builders who truly enjoy seeing the smiles on faces of happy customers. Allow us to utilize our 3D Design Software to create the perfect deck for your Woodbury, MN home. We use only high quality deck materials for durable, long lasting deck construction. Your family will get many years of enjoyment without all of the maintenance when you choose Quality Low Maintenance Deck Material for your new custom deck. Continue reading →
There are lots of reasons to build a new deck, It adds value and living space to your home. And it gives you and your family a place to relax and enjoy during the warm and sunny spring and summer months as well as the cooler crisp autumn months. However before building your deck you should carefully consider all of the reasons that you are building this space and what functions this space will need to serve for you. This will help create a deck design that is not only inviting but also functional.
The first step when planning a deck is determining the decks future location. For this you will need to consider the following: What size do you want the deck to be? Is there a particular shape that you would like the deck to have? What about the surrounding landscaping?
Some of these features may be more important to you than others but you should always keep them in mind while planning your deck project.
Some additional factors to be considered are:
1. Access, will the deck be in a convenient location? is there going to be easy access to and from the deck? Are there any existing doors or walls that will need to be considered or possibly removed?
2. Direction, which direction does your residence face? This is extremely important because if you build your deck facing the sun, you might need to think about how you will get shade from the suns heat during a hot summer day. Maybe adding a pergola above the deck in this area. You may also need to consider the materials that you will be building a deck with. Wood will get incredibly hot during a sunny summer day making it uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet, while some of the decking composites that are available on the market today may be able to stay cooler in the full sun.
3. Privacy, this is very important. You must make sure that your deck design offers you privacy from your neighbors. There is nothing more annoying than sitting on your deck for a nice BBQ with your family only to see your neighbors smiling out their windows looking at you and your BBQ with their mouths watering. There are many options available to eliminate this type of scenario and a well designed deck should not have this problem.
4. Design and Flow, your new deck should look like an extension onto your existing house. This is where we come in. We custom design decks to flow with the existing character of your home to make your new deck compliment to your existing homes architecture and not appear to just be an afterthought that was thrown onto the house.
5. Materials, The most common deck building materials used are wood like cedar or Treated lumber. These can either be sealed or stained. However with all of the new composite decking and railing materials that are available it is important to explore all of your options and to consider all of the factors that are involved in the design of your deck when you are choosing your decking and railing materials. We can help you choose the materials that will look the best and serve your purposes for your deck project the best.
Once you have thought out all of the above considerations, it’s time to give us a call to help you design and build your beautiful new deck!
Our estimates are always free, call us today! Call our office at 763-753-9796.
Composite decks, also known as “low maintenance decks” are the kind of deck that everyone would love to have. They can give you peace and relaxation in your very own backyard and you can enjoy them for years. They also require very little time and energy to keep them looking great. Last Summer we built this composite deck in Ham Lake, MN. This deck was built using Trex composite decking in Sandy Rope color, which is a new color that was just released last Summer, and a maintenance free aluminum railing system called Bayer Bilt railing. The combination of the Trex Decking with the aluminum Bayer railing system gives the deck a clean modern look. Many times homeowners are surprised and can even get “sticker shock” when they see the price of a composite deck, however when you consider that many composite decks will last twice as long as a traditional wood deck, and do not cost any where near twice as much as a wood deck to build, you begin to realize that like most large home purchases, by paying a little bit more up front, you are going to save big in the long run. But sometimes this does not always ease our grips on our pocket books so let me give you a story from my personal experience. I was in the market for a new deck about 7 years ago. The back of my house had looked like a bare canvas for way too long. Since my husband is in the deck building industry I figured we could get a great looking deck at an even greater price. So we sent our lumber list out to a few different lumber suppliers for both treated lumber and composite materials. When they sent back their estimates for what it was going to cost for me to build my deck I was shocked. The Lumber price for Treated lumber was about $11,000 and for composite materials it was about $17,000 (this is just for the lumber! I was getting FREE labor!). Now I know that my deck is a large deck with lots of custom features, but I was really set on only spending the $11,000 for the treated materials and maybe using the extra $6,000 I saved by not buying composite to splurge and buy some really cool deck furniture or a cool outdoor dining set, but my husband was not on board. He said that if he was going to take the time to build this large deck, he was going to do it right, and that meant using the best materials available, composite decking. He said that the time and energy he was going to be putting into the deck did not make any sense if he was just going to have to replace all of the decking and railing in a few years. Well of course I argued because being the “thrifty” shopper that I am, I just did not want to buy decking with such a high sticker price. Needless to say, my husband won. He was the one building the deck so he picked out the materials he was going to work with, even though I pouted all the way to the bank, quite literally. Well he built my deck, 7 years ago, on the back of my house that is very high traffic and faces directly at the sun for the majority of the day (I never considered these things when we were picking out our decking, but come to find out they are VERY important) and guess what? Years later, it still looks great and I have had to do nothing to maintain it. Every Spring I just take out the hose and a scrub brush, and give it a good washing and it’s ready for another Summer of fun. Even though I was not happy when I was writing the check, I am so happy now that we built our deck using composite decking. Every year when our families and neighbors are out power washing, sanding and then staining and sealing their decks (which can take about 1-2 weekends), I am just sitting on my deck in the sunshine enjoying a nice ice cold glass of lemonade and thanking my husband for building me a beautiful composite deck. If you would like to have a beautiful deck built onto your home, give us a call today. We offer free estimates! Call our office at 763-753-9796!