The client was looking for a simple outside space for his family to enjoy the summer. He wanted a low level deck in order to utilize his privacy fences. The deck included a double framed decking pattern and small step up to the house. The most important element of this low level deck was with the concrete footings. Most low level decks are built with simple foundation deck blocks. In our opinion this is a mistake as ground shifting and frost heave can occur in the cold Barrhaven winters. The solution is to install bell concrete piers. The tricky part of belled concrete piers on a low level deck is that the concrete has to be poured to the perfect height. With any decks 18 inches or higher the builder has the benefit of adjusting the wood 6×6 posts to ensure the deck is level, but with a low level deck there is no margin of error when pouring the foundation.
When the project was finished the homeowner was very pleased and knows that his beautiful eastern cedar deck will never shift and will maintain its value over the course of the home.
What our clients are saying
The team were so pleasant to deal with, very punctual, tidy and respectful. Open to our ideas and had lots of creativity. Bring on the summer!
MyDeck provided me with a very detailed multipage estimate. Built to our exact expectations! Excellent workmanship and very pleased with the result.
MyDeck team did a fantastic job building us a brand new (huge) composite deck. Extremely professional, courteous, and an awesome job.
Excellent from beginning to end – explaining proposal and options; communication before, during, and after project; construction on time and as planned. Very pleased!
Outstanding experience start to finish. The result was exactly as planned, workmanship exceptional, and ongoing communication through the entire process.
I had a vision for my deck from the minute I bought my new house and MyDeck.ca brought that vision to life. MyDeck is the best choice for your deck!