Western Canada scenery with house and newly built deck.

Tips for Spring Deck Building

Spring is almost here and it’s time to shake off the cobwebs of winter and look forward to using our outdoor space again!  If your deck was looking shabby in the fall, or you were thinking of a new build, now’s the time to plan so that your yard is ready for entertaining as soon as you are!

Here are just a few questions we get asked about spring deck building:

  1. Should I wait until summer to build my deck? As landscapers, summer is our busiest time of year, so we may not have the availability you want to get your new deck built for the outdoor season. In early spring, we are ramping up for the season and will have plenty of time to get your project complete for you to enjoy with your family and friends.  Plus, since homeowners are less likely to need access to their yard or back door at this time of year, we can often work with limited interruption and hassle for our clients.
  2. Can my deck be rebuilt? If the frame of your deck is less than 10 years old, we can often re-deck it.  This means fixing any small issues with the frame and installing new boards and rails for a deck that is sturdy and secure, while still adding visual appeal to your yard.  Of course, older decks, or framing that is in disrepair, should be demolished and rebuilt from scratch to ensure its safety and longevity for years to come.
  3. What design features should I consider for my deck? The sky is the limit for your deck design.  Consider varying heights, built-in seating, wooden deck boxes and even curved decking to make sure that your outdoor space stands out from the rest.  Make sure you incorporate all of the ways you will want to use your deck – backyard grilling, dining al fresco or entertaining under the stars – to make sure you have enough space for all of the activities you like to enjoy.
  4. How long will it take to build my deck? We recognize that it’s important for homeowners to get their outdoor projects completed and reclaim their space as soon as possible.  We will provide you with an estimated timeline at your consultation appointment, and will be sure to give you an amazing finished project with a minimal amount of disruption to your home life.