We put so much time into building and beautifying our outdoor spaces so that we can relax and enjoy Mother Nature. Sometimes, however, she can be the one who causes damaged to our backyards. For homeowners in Crownsville, Maryland, this was most certainly the case. After a large tree fell on their pressure treated wood deck, Kevin Bullion worked with our customers to salvage the deck’s walkway and rebuild the large deck space. The end result is safe, secure outdoor structure that will last for years to come — as long as Mother Nature behaves!
We removed and hauled away the existing 10′ x 29′ deck, leaving the 4′ x 17′ walkway and steps that were left unscathed. We then installed 290 sq. ft. of premium pressure treated 5/4″ x 6″ wood decking to replace the damaged structure. To properly enclose the deck, we installed pressure treated wood railing with round black aluminum balusters. Matching railing was also installed on the existing walkway and steps. To complete the deck replacement, pressure treated wood fascia wraps the structure.
While composite decks are a popular choice in Maryland, wood decks make a classic and charming statement for houses of all shapes and sizes. Unlike composite decking, wood will naturally deteriorate and be broken down by fungi and insects — all part of the life cycle using natural materials. Untreated wood will last roughly 5-7 years outside.
Pressure treated wood decking, however, should last about 15 to 20 years and even more with proper maintenance. Pressure-treated wood is wood that has been infused with chemical preservatives to protect the wood from rot and insects. The wood is placed in a depressurized holding tank that removes the air and replaces it with a preservative.
If you are interested in adding a pressure treated wood deck to your home, or would like to see alternative options for your outdoor space, fill out our short contact form to get started on your project!