Personal Stories – Our new deck

So far unwilling to trade up our little piece of heaven, my wife and I are upgrading instead. We've almost exhausted our interior work, but their is plenty of money to spend on the outside. Prime candidate was our deck.

We knew our deck was in bade shape. It had rot, mold, fungus, nails popping up out of it, posts that were two small and spans that were two big. The whole crappy thing was wrapped in a splinter laden lattice because the balusters were too far apart. But we really got the motivation to fix it when we read the ask the builder section of This Old House magazine. An inquisitive reader had sent a picture of their deck and asked what product they should use to seal it. The answer, to paraphrase, was "don't seal it, tear it down!". The pictured deck looked twice as good as ours, so we took This Old House's advice.

Little did we know that we would have the world's fasted deck construction ever in the history of mankind.

Monday: The old deck comes down. Holes are dug.

Tuesday: The posts go in, the frame goes up.

Wednesday: The decking goes down and the railing goes up. The deck passes final inspection.

Total time from start to finish was three days. I couldn't buy the lumber in three days. Now we can enjoy our completely safe and up-to-code deck. If you live in central Iowa and need some quality construction, call the number on the trailer 🙂


Huzaa to new decks!

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