If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right!

This custom designed pressure treated southern yellow pine wood deck replaced an existing safety hazard of a deck.

This custom designed pressure treated southern yellow pine wood deck replaced an existing safety hazard of a deck. This design provides a safe and efficient way to exit the deck for the second floor while directing traffic to the concrete pad outside the walkout basement.

As a leader in the outdoor living space design and build industry, and being that the success of our business is largely based upon being an established reputable builder, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio operates under this principle; If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right. We design and build with quality and safety upfront and do the job right the first time and have been doing so for over twenty five years ,right here in Miami Valley and its surrounding areas.

Having your structure constructed by a reputable, experienced builder, ensures it will be built correctly meeting or exceeding building codes, and providing you, the homeowner, satisfaction knowing your deck is safe and structurally sound from the ground up. We are this area’s premier reputable, experienced builder of custom designed, upscale outdoor living space additions and we stand behind our work. Backed by two separate guarantees, constituting the most expansive customer protection plan in the industry, you can rest assured that your customized outdoor living space addition will be built by our fully licensed and insured team using proven processes and procedures.

Because we care about the safety of our clients, over the years we’ve gained a vast knowledge, and strive to remain abreast of the best practices in outdoor living project construction. A well-built deck that is both structurally sound and safe also includes the following components: ledger boards that are either bolted or screwed securely to side of the house (nails fail at this crucial point); support posts that are mounted to concrete footers; diagonal and/or lateral post braces, proper railing and stairs as well as connectors and fasteners (such as galvanized or stainless steel bolts, screws, and joist and post connectors) specially designed for deck construction.

NADRA Deck Safety Awareness MonthWith a large portion of the approximately forty million decks over twenty years old in the US, not being properly maintained or routinely inspected, it isn’t surprising that in a six-year period there were an estimated one hundred seventy-nine deck failures resulting in over eleven hundred injuries and thirty-three deaths.  What is startling, however, is the fact that according to NADRA, The North American Deck and Railing Association, deck failures that result in injury are increasing at an alarming rate and are mostly due to non-maintained, aged decks or just shoddy workmanship of a cut-rate builder.

Unfortunately, we are all too familiar with the results of shoddy workmanship either from seeing the deck or porch failure footage on the nightly news or by being the contractor called for an estimate to fix sloppy or incomplete work to make it safe and functioning. As a matter of fact, both have occurred just recently in our own “backyard” so to speak:

  • According to a WHIO NewsCenter report, a porch collapsed in Dayton in late April, while it was being renovated, leaving one worker seriously injured. Two possible causes of this structural integrity failure of this aged porch are being investigated: Lack of proper connection to the home or lack of stable load bearing posts. Either way, the compromised structural integrity of this porch caused injury and likely could have been prevented. Below is the link to watch the news segment on the collapse:

http://www.whio.com/videos/news/porch-collapse/vDQypN/

  • In addition, just day’s ago WHIO also reported eight Cedarville University students were injured in a deck collapse during a celebratory Graduation cookout in Greene County, OH:

http://www.whio.com/videos/news/deck-collapses-in-cedarville-injuring-8-people/vDRRd6/

 

  • Messed up deckWe received a recent call requesting an evaluation and estimate to fix a partially completed raised deck project with the following issues: the original contractor hired to perform the work failed to return to the job for an extended period and has not returned numerous calls; the rails and posts of the descending stairs and dual landings are an unfinished mess; and a raised deck which isn’t structurally sound, as it shakes and wobbles each time the homeowner attempts to walk on it. The only redeeming quality of this structure is that it was constructed with TimberTech decking material. We have submitted a quote to the homeowner.
2012 Contractor of the Year, Miami Valley NARI Residential Exterior-Deck. This custom designed deck in Cincinnati, Colerain Twp, Hamilton county Ohio.

2012 Contractor of the Year, Miami Valley NARI Residential Exterior-Deck. This custom designed deck in Cincinnati, Colerain Twp, Hamilton county Ohio.

The biggest benefit of having Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio design and build your outdoor space is knowing your structure is designed and built to the highest standards of quality. We’ve built hundreds of outdoor living structures in the West Central and Southwest areas of Ohio and we’ve found that it’s easier to do things right the first time, even if it takes a little longer. It takes more time and energy to do rework, and it is absolutely not worth ruining our reputation that we have worked so hard to build and maintain.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are looking for the best source for a quality designed, engineered and built outdoor living project, we can help you get started on making the backyard of your dreams a reality. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 and (513) 897-2040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”