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Brand new 16′ x 16′ Trex select deck in New Hope! This one is a beauty!

There are so many options out there for composite or maintenance free decking.

This new deck that we built in New Hope is made with Trex select decking in Winchester Grey. The deck also has the hidden cortex fastening system where you don’t see the screws, it’s such a clean look!

To add dimension to this deck the fascia and stair risers are white. It really makes this deck pop!

The railing is white Fypon quick rail with white square balusters and white solar posts caps and stair posts. These post caps are very sharp looking and provide lighting for years to come!


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

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New Deck construction in Coon Rapids, MN! AZEK maintenance free deck in Acacia color!

New 16′ x 16′ AZEK maintenance free deck!

This new 16’ x 16’ deck doesn’t have stairs but it has size! It’s 256 sq ft of outdoor space! What a nice deck this one is!









The railing is a custom built black maintenance free railing in a continuous style with a wider drink rail top. It has black circular aluminum balusters and a matching Acacia deck board on top. It turned out great!



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Before and After Deck in Apple Valley, MN. Is it time for a new deck?

A few signs you’re in need of a new deck.


Unsteady, wobbly, or otherwise unstable railings are a safety hazard and a sure sign that a new deck is in order. Simply bracing wobbly railings or hammering in new nails is not a good solution.

Railings can lose their sturdiness from heavy leaning, (they are, after all, a solid boundary people like to stand near) or from extensive rotting or damage to the deck itself.

Test the strength of your railings by wobbling them a bit or safely leaning against them. Healthy decks will have railings that feel as strong as steel. Any wobbliness means it’s time to contact a decking company right away.

To make sure no one leans against an unsteady railing. Put up caution tape or orange cones. This is especially important if the deck is not at ground level.

Before and After, what a difference a new deck can make! 


If you walk across your deck and you can visibly see the boards bowing or rotting or if you walk across your deck and the boards sag, it’s definitely time to consider a new deck. Pay attention to where the sagging is occurring, sagging could be the result of water damage to joists or to the floorboards themselves, please use caution. Also, inspect the ends of the boards that piece together your deck floor. If they show signs of rotting or softening, especially if the material is wood, it’s time for a new deck.


If you’ve purchased your house from previous owners, you may not be sure of your deck’s age. A new deck is definitely in order if your deck is too old or past building code regulations. Research building regulations in your area so that you can make sure your deck doesn’t violate codes. Check your deck’s age against these regulations. If your deck is too old


The posts that support your deck are essential to its strength and long life. Posts hold up joists which hold up the decking itself.

It’s important for your posts to be connected securely to joists and flooring. Inspect the stability of your posts by giving them a good shake. Any wobbling means an immediate safety hazard–call a decking company right away.

Also, pay attention to how your posts are secured to the joists. These should be secured with heavy-duty bolts or other metal work. If they’re held together by standard nails, this isn’t secure enough of a connection. It’s time for a new deck!



If your joists are made of wood, it’s especially important to inspect them for damage, rotting, or sagging. Don’t just take a glimpse of them while you’re walking around your house–actually touch them and get under the deck if possible.

Joists are what keep your deck together and hold it up. It’s important to inspect your joists regularly because they can be a direct cause for collapsed decks or porches.

Warning signs that it’s time to get a new deck include rotting wood and material that’s soft to the touch. Joists can become unstable as a result of water damage or even termite infestations.

Contact a decking company right away if your joists so signs of extensive damage, and make sure to not use your deck until it is replaced.


Another view of the before and after!


Deck safety means your safety, and it’s important to recognize the signs that it’s time to replace your deck. Homeowners should check in on their deck stability on a regular basis to ensure that all household members stay safe.

Signs that you are in need of a new deck include damaged or rotting joists and deck floorboards, which could result from water damage or pest infestations. Pay close attention to the way posts are secured to the deck itself, and check in on the age of your deck to make sure it fits building regulations.

It’s also imperative to inspect ledger board quality and your railing’s stability.


If you are considering building a deck this summer give us a call today and we can discuss your custom desires in your future deck. Don’t forget we also do custom deck facelifts; whether you need to do a complete tear down or just change it up a bit we are the company to call. A deck is a great addition to any home that give additional living space for you and your family and friends to enjoy. Plus there are many benefits including an increase in the value of your home. So give us a call today to talk about your deck. 763-753-9796

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Have you ever thought about adding a different style of steps to your deck? Look at this unique deck we did in Farmington!

What’s better than choosing your own unique style?

There are so many ways to customize your own deck or porch. From the color of the boards, railings, stairs, posts and more. You get to choose how you want it to look. If you want a unique design that has a custom area for your grill or multiple levels, we can help! Just look at the spiral stairs that we installed with this AZEK maintenance free deck. What a fun idea! 

Decking Components

There are a variety of options to choose from when considering adding some outdoor living space to your home. We have gathered many important aspects of the deck construction process, to help you get a feel for all the choices you will have concerning your custom built deck in Minneapolis. Contact our deck construction professionals for more help with deck designs, layouts and materials.

  • Deck Footings – Holes will be dug in order to pour concrete footings for the deck. This portion of the deck construction process is usually completed to the specific needs of your cities building codes. These concrete deck footings will be a solid support system for the deck posts.
  • Posts – Once the post holes are dug and the concrete has set our deck builders we will then place the posts on the concrete footings. Our building contractors always ensure each decking post is level and the correct height for the deck beams.
  • Beams – Next is the installation of the decking beams, the main structural support of the deck. Installing these horizontal beams correctly and at the proper location can dramatically affect the longevity and structural support of your entire deck.
  • Joists – The joists will then be installed to build and support the deck frame. The size of the deck will determine the size, number and span of the deck joists.
  • Deck Boards – Whether you choose low maintenance composite or natural wood, our deck builders provide only quality decking materials. Because deck boards are the floor of your newly constructed deck, be sure to choose decking with the look and maintenance needs you can live with happily.
  • Deck Accessories – Custom decks give you the ability to choose all your own hardware, railing designs, elect for a gate and design your own staircase. Don’t be afraid to ask us about common deck accessories we install. Our Masonry Contractors are even skilled enough to add a custom kitchen, fireplace or any other type of brickwork addition.

For a custom deck with all the comforts you desire, contact Dupont Construction & Remodeling at 763-753-9796.

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New Custom Cedar Deck featuring Cable Railings in Plymouth, MN

We just finished this beautiful cedar deck in a surrounding neighborhood of both the Medina Golf and Country Club & Hollydale Golf Course in Plymouth, MN. This deck was finished in a cedarCedar with cable material and finished with cable railing across the from of the deck. We then finished  with a large platform where the stairs turn to go into the yard. This gives the family plenty of room to spread out in their new outdoor living space. This deck has amazing contrast and really upgrades the homes look and value. This definitely makes the list of one of the largest decks we have built finishing from one end to the other.

There are many decisions to make when deciding to build a deck. One of the biggestCedar Deck Landing decisions is material. You can either go with one of two routes, maintenance free or wood. This family choose to do their deck in cedar wood which gave them the real wood look at a cheaper price than the maintenance free material. Either material you choose will have it’s pluses and minuses but in the end you will choose what fits your family best.

If you live in Plymouth, MN or the surrounding area and are looking for a deck building contractor, please look no further than Dupont Construction & Remodeling. We offer all styles of maintenance free decking, as well as fixing and repairing your older deck with custom railing systems or custom designed stairs that may be a better solution for you. For more information about our team, give us a call today at 763-753-9796 check out our website Dupontconstructionandremodeling.com or email us at Dupontconstruction@msn.com.

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Designing Your Deck

Deck ConstructionWhen the weather is good here, we want to enjoy it and one of the best ways to get more enjoyment out of the water on your property is by adding a deck. Decks are our specialty here at Dupont Construction and Remodeling. Our licensed builders have the knowledge, experience and materials to build an outdoor living space that will be injured for years to come. Continue reading

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Outdoor Living | Licensed Builders Lino Lakes

Outdoor Living Contractor Lino LakesThere are many beautiful locations across Lino Lakes, MN. If your place is one of them, you may have been considering an outdoor living addition. Dupont Construction and Remodeling is an experienced outdoor living contractor that can construct your desired outdoor oasis. When you select a contractor for your home’s outdoor addition in Lino Lakes, be sure to do your homework. The level of experience in this industry often plays a large role in how well your outdoor living addition will fare as the years go by. We have been building decks, porches, home additions and masonry features in the Twin Cities for over 15 years and love what we do and who we do it for. What you elect as your outdoor living environment will have to brave Minnesota’s elements, be sure you choose contractors that are educated on the selection and quality of every aspect of the build. Continue reading

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Edina Outdoor Living Additions

Outdoor Living Addition Edina With gorgeous outdoor Edina weather soon coming to a close, do you find yourself imagining a space where you can gather with family and friends to enjoy backyard BBQ well into the fall? When you look out your window, does your deck seem simple and boring? When you use your current deck, does it seem small and cramped when hosting an outdoor event? If so, it’s time to consider giving Dupont Construction and Remodeling a call to set up an appointment for us to design and construct the deck of your dreams. Continue reading

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Eden Prairie Deck Builders

Eden Prairie Deck ConstructionDecks are one of those parts of our homes that look great right after they’re built, but if they’re not properly maintained they can become an eyesore pretty quickly. At Dupont Construction & Remodeling we’ve been serving the Eden Prairie community for decades providing quality deck construction using an extensive variety of decking options. If your current deck needs a major upgrade or you want to build a completely new deck at your home, give Dupont Construction & Remodeling a call today to setup a free consultation. Whatever your needs and budget, as an Eden Prairie outdoor living contractor, we’re confident that we can find a deck solution that works for your home. Continue reading

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Deck Construction Plymouth MN

Deck Builders Plymouth MNHere in Plymouth, MN you know that having a dependable deck could be a great part of your everyday life. You also know how important it is to have a high quality and lasting deck in our great state. After all, we take a pounding with each season. Being prepared for each of them with a durable and long lasting deck with no maintenance should sound pretty appealing.

Living in Minnesota, you’ll know that summer goes fast and winter is already upon us. You may be thinking “it’s September! Why would I build a deck now?” Even though winter is truly upon us, (I know, not what you wanted to hear) but the best news is that the professionals at Dupont Construction and Remodeling says, “It’s never too late to benefit from our quality decks!” Even though snow will be flying soon, you’ll still be able to enjoy all the benefits of your new deck! Continue reading

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