Bigger Deck Gives Gray, GA, Homeowners the “Deck Lifestyle” They Wanted

At Archadeck of Central GA, we absolutely love creating outdoor living spaces to enhance the way our clients enjoy their leisure time at home. That’s really why we’re in this business. Whether it’s a new deck, redecking, screened porch or paver patio and hardscapes, if you want it, we can custom design it and build it for you.

When You Have a Deck, but Not the Deck You Want …

When you need a bigger deck, you really need a bigger deck. There is only so much you can do with a deck that’s too small, especially if it’s poorly designed like this one was.

Before
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The homeowners were not happy with their builder-grade deck. It was too small for more than a table and a couple of chairs, and they needed space for their grill. Worse, it was poorly designed without a stair landing. And worse again, the back of the home’s indoor fireplace bumped out to the deck, encroaching on deck space, too.

Your Gray, GA, Bigger and Better Deck Builder

Archadeck of Central GA came in and redesigned the space with a new-and-improved deck that offers more room in a better design. Not only is the new deck bigger in terms of square footage, the clients now have a legitimate stair landing for increased safety. It looks better, too!

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We built this custom deck with low-maintenance Fiberon Good Life decking in their color called “bungalow.” We added a wood railing with Fortress square metal balusters in black. Not only are these balusters unique, but in black they actually seem to increase your visibility as you look out over the yard.

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The matching black iron gate, also from Fortress, is a safety feature on the new stair landing. The homeowners have children who will enjoy playing outdoors on this bigger deck.

Since the deck is 10 feet off the ground, the clients wanted to take advantage of the potential for under-deck storage space. We installed a metal corrugated roof under the deck to provide a sheltered 12 × 12 storage area for their lawn mower and trailer.

New Deck Installation Allows for Additional Repairs

Wood around the bottom of the fireplace had been getting wet and rotting from the fireplace cap. Because the deck was attached to the back of the fireplace on the outside, the clients had not been able to have the rotting wood replaced. Archadeck of Central Georgia can handle these repairs, and it’s not unusual for us to address additional issues at a home while adding a deck. In this case, when we removed the old deck we were able to repair this rot and add new flashing to the area.

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— Shown here: original deck improperly attached to fireplace.

Needless to say, the new deck design did NOT include attaching the deck to the home’s cantilever, which is how the old deck had been attached. The new deck is structurally sound and will not damage the home like the old one could have.

Are you ready to discuss a bigger and better deck design for your central Georgia home? Archadeck of Central GA is ready to help! Get in touch with us by calling 478-745-2000 or via email at [email protected].


Stephen Denton, owner Archadeck of Central Georgia.

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