PT Pressure Treated Decks
Dollar for dollar still your best deck buy. when you need a new or
replacement deck and Ipe or composites are not in the budget, you can
still count on us to build you a quality treated deck that will get all
the attention to details our high end materials decks do. We have been
working with treated wood for twenty years and we know how to make
treated wood decks hold up outdoors, maybe not quite as good as Ipe or
composites, but we have techniques to minimize the short falls of
We hand select all our treated lumber and we know what defects to look
out for that can become problematic in the future.
We surface sand and seal the treated wood quickly
before the majority of shrinkage can occur, this shrinkage leads to the
raised grain and splits, the biggest problem with treated wood decks.
Most builders have no urgency getting the raw PT decks sanded and
sealed, and some still believe it is best to wait a season. Damage early
in the lifespan of PT wood leads to much shorter life span, and
certainly cosmetically a much less desirable deck.
use quality screws for our treated decks set just below the surface, so
no nails popping up to worry about. We also fasten the decking boards
very tightly together to compensate for natural shrinkage of treated wood.
We are conscience of the correct spacing, Improper spacing, especially
of treated decks will lead to dangerously large spaces . We know what
side up to install each decking board .
We use a bendable vinyl flashing which is perfect for pressure
treated lumber with special "ledger locks" ledger bolts, in fact all the
hardware we use is rated for today's
pressure treated wood formulas, we also now when not to use a
unnecessary ugly fastener, although the makers of these deck hardware
products would be happy to sell you a piece of expensive stamped metal
to go everywhere they can dream of.
build many of the custom deck components for our treated decks in our
woodshop. Our rails are built from scratch using our jigs in a
controlled environment, our post our pre notched, many landings, benches
and planters are assembled in our shop as well. We also route our stair
stingers in our shop and even pre-assemble many of the shorter sets of
Check out our
treated deck photo gallery.
We make sure all of the treated wood that goes
into our decks does not dry out like the wood you would find in the big