As we are a leading composite decking contractor in Calgary we have had the opportunity to work with many types of composites on the market. This deck was built using the Timbertech product for the main deck and post casings for the upper deck. The Timbertech product is one of the more expensive composites on the market but in appearance and feel it gives you more of a wood look than some of the other materials available.
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This deck features upper and lower levels with a full bench and planter. We laid the lower decking parallel to the house and the upper decking was laid in a diagonal pattern. The boarders, bench, planters and post casing high light strip were all done in the dark composite where the decking was in a tiger wood colour.
When we started this project we were under the idea that we could put in the standard concrete pilings but found out that the water table was extremely high due to being close to the river. Once we determined that the standard piles wouldn’t work for this deck we went with screw piles instead.
Screw piles give you the ability to get below the frost line which will stop any heaving from the cold. We have seen decks actually lifting 8 to 10 inches in height from the frost. These posts were set to a depth of 7′ and torqued at 1000 lbs. We installed 14 screw piles for this deck. Plates are fixed to the top of the screw pile for beam installation.
Sometimes as a composite decking contractor we have to deal with mother nature and on this job we got hammered with rain so we set this up to continue construction of the deck.
The deck was finished off with composite benches and a planter using the two different colours. All fascia was done in the tiger wood colour to hide all remaining wood joists and ledger boards.
With the upper deck spiral staircase leading to the lower deck this client now has the ability to access the lower deck from the walkout basement or the top deck.
If you live in the Calgary Area and are looking to build your dream deck feel free to contact us for a quote and will be more than happy to drop out to discuss your project. You can contact us Here