Decks and Patio Construction in Grand Rapids
Whether you had a deck or patio built, or inherited one when you purchased your home, you understand the maintenance required of owning one, especially a deck. While both decks and patios can have long lives it’s important to perform proper maintenance, and in case of cracking or decay, to tend to it as quickly as you’re able.
At Straight Up Construction Inc. our team has the specialized knowledge required to fix any Grand Rapids deck or patio and get your summer lifestyle back on track! Call us for immediate and successful repairs done right the first time.
Repair vs. New Build
Decks and patios are relatively affordable additions to any home considering the high return on investment, and added value on your home. If you’ve just purchased a home with a deck or patio that looks like it’s not in the best condition, or if you haven’t been keeping up to date on maintenance of an older custom deck or patio, don’t assume that either need be replaced.
Deck and patio restoration is our specialty and we’ve had many satisfied Grand Rapids clients over the years, happy they did not choose to build new.
We’ve restored tons of concrete! However, if it’s got widespread, deep cracks it may be beyond repair. Thin cracks and level concrete are an easy fix.
The beauty of flagstone patios, is that they’re already uneven. Aside from a stone or two if that, you’ll never need to fully replace this kind of patio.
Because of how they’re manufactured, even if one paver needs to be replaced it’s simple to do this while leaving the others alone. A paver patio would have to be extremely old and damaged for us not to be able to repair it.
Like pavers, individual bricks can suffer from damage, but can be removed and replaced without touching the rest of the patio.
Deck inspection can be tricky, and that’s why it’s important to hire professionals to assess your repair needs. Straight Up Construction Inc. will check for rot, inspect joists and beams, the railing system, and check for cracks in the boards. It takes a knowledgeable eye to do all of this properly, so do not risk doing it yourself. Generally pieces of a deck can be replaced, but on occasion, water or termite damage can be too extreme.
Composite decking is a little different from your classic wood deck. It will not rot, but is prone to discoloration, scratches and scrapes, as well as the occasional dents and deep scratches depending on how it’s been used. A great trick to save boards is to just flip them over. But once both sides are damaged, you’ll need a replacement!
Restoration: The Smart Choice
When it comes to restoring or building a new deck or patio, 99% of the time restoration is the smarter choice. Decks and patios are sturdy structures that are made to last, so if you have the opportunity to restore, take it every time!
If you’re uncertain, give Straight Up Construction Inc., your Grand Rapids deck and patio experts, a call and we’ll come by to give you a free assessment today.