Sep 2, 2015 . I'm happy to report that the waterproofing was still working well after the first winter, though we applied a second coat this summer. If it needs refreshing we'll apply another coat next year. Total cost to refinish the deck? $150 the first year (we went through a ton of sandpaper) with enough ingredients left..
A professional architect or deck builder will be able to assist you in finding affordable options that can add value and significant curb appeal to your property. Hiring a professional to build your deck may cost more than doing it on your own, but it means that you won't have to do the work..
Either route can work for you depending on what tradeoffs you are weighing. If you decide to do your own deck, there are plenty of resources out there to demonstrate how to do the job. You'll also be able to save money in the process because, let's face it; labor costs normally constitute the largest chunk of decking..
Insurance is a big factor. If you build your dream deck yourself and any part of the workmanship turns out to be faulty, you may be liable for any resulting damages or injuries. In addition to construction issues, as a DIYer, you run the risk of building a deck only to have an inspector..
Mar 8, 2018 . In most cases, paying a pro to install a deck is worth the peace of mind. But, if you're confident in your carpentry skills or have friends who are experienced builders, doing it yourself can significantly reduce the cost. There are many resources and how-to videos available online, especially if you're content..
Jul 16, 2012 . For another great deck building idea visit my other deck DIY project video: http://youtu.be/N4_r3wrmMOM?hd=1 How to build your own deck on a budget. Follow a..
Do-It-Yourself. Are you handy or have a friend that has built their deck? Before you answer this to quickly, I must caution you; there is a big difference between building a treated and composite deck. A treated deck leaves a lot of room for error. If you do mess up with treated the costs to fix are minimal. Composite, on the..
A deck contractor charges $7215 to build a composite deck and you can build it yourself for $3400 and save 52 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code
On average, the typical deck will cost only materials and options. Because you will be doing the hauling, labor, and installation yourself, the average cost will run you about $15 to $20 per square foot. This will vary depending on your material choices, of course. You will also only have a..
If your existing deck is old, shabby and a maintenance nightmare, you don't have to tear it all down and start over. Chances are that the structural parts are still in good shape. If so, you can simply remodel it with new decking, rails and stairs, and save tons of money over the cost of a complete rebuild. In this story, we'll show..