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We built another Gorgeous Maintenance Free Deck in Forest Lake, MN!

AZEK Deck with a picture frame surround.

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

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Under Decking system installed in Prior Lake, MN

Under-Decking for more outdoor space not just for looks, maximize your deck’s potential!

Convert the space under your deck into a dry patio area to add even more extra outdoor space to your yard! Not only does it finish off the look of the under side of your deck, it serves a purpose also keeps you dry.

 

 

 

 

Even if you already have an existing deck you can still add Under-Decking. Why is it such a nice addition to your deck? Read below:

There are many different types of Under-Decking Systems, you can read about 2 of them below:

Trex RainEscape is a unique under-deck drainage system that uses a network of troughs and downspout construction to keep rain, spills and snowmelt from dripping through elevated deck boards. Creating a dry space beneath the deck allows homeowners to create an outdoor living area by installing lights, ceiling fans, entertainment systems, outdoor kitchens and more.

Ideal for second-story decks, the TimberTech DrySpace product is an under-deck drainage system that collects and channels moisture from the spaces between planks. It is easily attached to new or existing deck joists.  DrySpace is made of solid extruded vinyl for maximum strength, durability, and weather resistance, and comes with a 25-year limited warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a nice finish to this deck we built a couple years ago. They wanted an Under-Decking system installed this year and it really finished off this space!

 

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 your dream outdoor living space. 763-753-9796 or 651-674-5699

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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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Stunning new AZEK deck we just finished in Minnetrista, MN! They don’t always have to have stairs and that’s fine with us!

Newly built AZEK deck without stairs!

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.

 

Footings:

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

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What can a new deck do for you? Take a look at this before and after in Chanhassen, MN.

Amazing Before and After Deck – Or work is our word!

Like anything else in your home your deck too needs maintenance. Instead of doing the bare minimum repairs this year to your deck and not happy with the end result, give us a call and lets talk a deck facelift or new build. A deck facelift allows you to enjoy your deck again by making changes you wish you had done the first time around. The most common change those who do a deck facelift make is changing out the material from natural wood to AZEK maintenance free material. This cuts down on your work each year in maintaining your deck. Others like to stick with the natural material for cost and look. This deck is what we call a combination deck. It uses maitenance free AZEK materials and cedar. It’s a beautiful combination and the smell is amazing! 

The owners chose to do the decking material with AZEK composite materials and the railings with cedar. We added black aluminum curved baluster and a AZEK cocktail railing. The cocktail railing is the second most common factor people choose to do when building their deck. The cocktail railing allows you to put your drink down anywhere along the edges of your deck, making it a great accessory for entertaining family and friends. This gives the deck a large area for entertaining and the deck now extends to the width of the home. 

If you are looking to have a deck facelift or build a deck this summer look no further than Dupont Construction and Remodeling. We specialize in everything decking. Whether that be a new porch, a wrap around deck, patio, fireplace or a deck facelift 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

We look forward to helping you enjoy your outdoor space with the deck of your dreams!

 

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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 RAILING

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! 

SAGGING AND/OR ROTTING

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.

YOUR DECK MIGHT SIMPLY JUST BE TOO OLD

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

UNSECURED POSTS

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!

 

UNSTABLE JOISTS

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!

SIGNS YOU ARE IN NEED OF A NEW DECK-SAFETY FIRST

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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Beautiful Maintenance free deck in Corcoran!

Winter is upon us, wouldn’t you like to have a new deck in the works for this spring? With the warm weather in our minds you want to be prepared for enjoying as much of the spring and summer as you can.

If you are anything like us the first thing you want to do on the warm spring day is pull the grill out and eat dinner outside while enjoying every minute of the warm weather.  Give us a call and we can get started on talking about your dream deck and all of the possibilities there are when designing your outdoor living space. We would love to put you on our list to get your outdoor living space done before the summer.

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Gorgeous Cedar deck located in the Tangletown neighborhood just minutes from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN

IMG_20170531_111012196We just finished up this beautiful, large deck in St. Paul, MN. This large deck was finished in Cedar material with black post railing. This incredible deck will be a great place to enjoy many summer evenings with friends and family. The deck is only a few feet off the ground allowing for the stairway to be the width of the full deck. This allows for a grand statement piece off of their home. The enjoyment of having a deck in your own backyard that sets you apart. Whether you were just out enjoying the show at the Grandview Theater or enjoying a bite to eat at the Groveland Tap, it’s nice to come home and relax on your own deck!  If you are looking for a new outdoor living space to enjoy for the summer, give us a call today and let’s design a deck that will fit your needs and wants for many years to come. Continue reading

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Deck Design and Building | Custom Outdoor Living Additions Ramsey MN

Deck Construction Ramsey MNYear after year, do you find yourself wishing that you had an outdoor living addition for your home? Do you feel like a custom deck is that one missing piece that would make your Ramsey, MN home perfect? Rather than packing up your house and moving, consider investing in an outdoor living addition from Dupont Construction & Remodeling. By teaming up with our staff, we will listen to your ideas and make them come to life! 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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