CrossWorks Carpentry.."Where Every Nail Has a Purpose"
The current deck has reached it's life cycle being 20 some years old and it's time for a new and bigger deck. The current existing size of this deck is 14' x 16'. On this project, I'll be lowering the deck to ground level thus eliminating the need for a railing as requested by the customer. I'll also be increasing the size of the deck to 15' x 21'. I've also design the deck to have a diagonal pattern. And with a decking piece running down the middle [front to back], this eliminates any "butt joints" thus giving the deck a clean crisp look.
A signature feature to all the decks I build, is installing perimeter ribbon along the edges. This eliminates the view of all end cuts and gives the the deck the "picture framed appearance."
Rot is found after existing ledger is removed A closer look reveals extensive damage
Time to cut back plywood to make room for new ledger This portion under the door will be replace (worse area)
Commercial grade flexible sealant to seal new rim joist With sill cleaned and repaired, it's time for the new rim joist
With rim joist in place and all rot remove, time to wrap House wrap has been applied and now ready for siding
Ledger board is now fastened to foundation Cement piers in place and beam built & ready to support
Deck has been framed with 2x10 floor joist Deck is framed and ready for decking.
Cement pad for steps Cement pad is poured and ready for steps
Decking ribbon around perimeter now in place Closer look at the ribbon
Step frame & platform framing complete Setting platform
Platform ready for decking Just need to complete right side steps at this point