Recent Decks Projects
already had an existing deck, but the afternoon sun made it unbearably hot.
They asked for an arbor to be designed that would shade the deck, allow
for the crank-out windows to open and not block the view from the rear of
their home. This design hit all of those requests. Note the perfectly angled
cuts on the top of the arbor, it drops the afternoon temperature about 15
degrees! The arbor was left unfinished at the request of the client.
just built a new home in Hinckley, Ohio and wanted a new deck to compliment
it. This deck features an eight sided gazebo with shingles that match the
ones on their new home.
Hot Tub Pad Project
At CCB, we
create lots of custom decks and gazebos but not every client needs something
so complex. This family wanted to place a hot tub off their existing deck
within 2 days, but didn't want an unsightly concrete pad or build a raised
deck. Our solution is an economical way to create a deck pad that can
support well over 7000 pounds and be built (and ready to use) in just
two days. We started on Thursday and the hot tub was placed in service
Project start - original decking to be removed. We recommended that an
existing tree be removed for saftey and future growth wouldn't cause any
problems with the decking.
pulled away. We filled this with two tons of gravel and two tons of sand,
packed it, and then ran 4x6 across it.
4x6's in place, which were further fortified with rebar drilled through
them and into the ground. We then packed with sand again.
daughter thought this was her sand hill! Sorry sweetie, it's all going
under the deck!
This deck will easily support a 7 person hot tub and give many years of
recently purchased hew home in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Her home backs up
to a very dense forest preserve, and she was worried about animals taking
up residence under her new deck. The deck was built with a full skirt enclosing
the entire perimeter.
Deck and Hot Tub
couple wanted a hot tub and deck combo. Their back yard backs up
to a Cleveland Metro Parks park and they wanted to enjoy the view and privacy
while also enjoying their new tub.
portion measures 16' deep by 28' in length. The six-sided hot tub platform
is 7 1/2 feet
per side,and two steps above the main deck. The hot tub also measures
7 1/2 feet per side
and has a total weight of roughly 6000 pounds when filled with water and
people. To support
that weight, the tub platform has four triple 2 x 10 beams resting on
10 12" concrete pilings.
posts are in six separate 12" pilings. The complete project is built
in #2 pressure treated lumber.
is fully wired with four 120V outlets and 14 low voltage halogen lights
mounted in the railings. The lights can be controlled by either a timer,
photoelectric sensor or an on/off switch. The walkway from the patio to
the deck was excavated to remove unstable dirt and roots and filled with
a packed sand-cement mixture to help withstand frost heaving.
"Timber Tech" Deck
customer wanted a maintenance free deck to compliment their new home and
give easy access to their pool. They also wanted a covered area to provide
some shade and protection from the weather.
This deck's frame is typical pressure treated lumber, but the deck surface,
railings, steps, skirt and fascia are made of Timber Tech, a virgin vinyl
and wood composite. The deck and fascia have a wood grain pattern embossed
into them making them look like weathered wood and making them very slip
resistant when wet. The gazebo is supported by 6x6 timbers and is covered
in the same shingles that are on the home. Low voltage halogen lights
in the steps and railing posts provide a nice glow at night.
Though the initial cost of the composite deck and railing are quite high
compared to typical pressure treated material, the 20 year warranty on
the material and years of maintenance free usage make this deck very affordable.
Wraparound Deck Project
wanted a new deck off their family room to connect to an existing set of
steps and landing. The deck wraps around the corner of the house, and the
customer wanted a place in the corner that would provide shade for potted
plants and a place to hang flower baskets.
design required five beams resting on 11 concrete footers. It is also
tied into the rim joist of the house. The vinyl siding was cut back and
3"x 4" flashing installed between the house and new ledger board
to keep the home weather tight. Strong Tie Z-MAX connecting hardware was
used for all joist hangers and to reinforce all angled joist connections.
The foundation and beams were installed so the finished height of the
deck matched the existing landing.
is made of 5/4 X 6" ACQ treated pine screwed to the joists. It features
45 degree miter from the corner of the house to the edge of the railing.
All cut edges of the deck are rounded over to prevent cracking and splintering.
The screws are 2-1/2" polymer coated to prevent rust and corrosion,
and are rated for use in ACQ treated lumber.
incorporates a pergola in the corner to provide shade and a place to hang
flower baskets. It is tied into the existing stair railing and matches
its height and style.
requested a full skirt between the ground and deck instead of a more typical
lattice. The full skirt does a better job of keeping critters out while
small spaces between the boards still provide adequate ventilation.
us today for more information!