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When it comes to building a deck, the materials you choose are important.  What’s directly beneath your feet will influence style, maintenance and bottom-line price.

Low Maintenance Deck, St. Louis Mo, by Archadeck

Low Maintenance Deck, St. Louis Mo, by Archadeck

But what’s UNDER your deck, below the surface, is equally significant.  From fasteners to footings, piers to posts, ledger to joists, a deck’s substructure defines its structural integrity.  Period.

Two Story Deck, St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

Two Story Deck, St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

Those critical substructure details — especially for a deck high off-the-ground — aren’t much to look at unless you’re a construction junkie. But to many of us, a well-designed and built substructure is truly a thing of beauty!

If, however, you don’t want to see the underside of your deck, you can camouflage, cloak or completely conceal what lies beneath.  And your underdeck solution doesn’t need to break-the-bank either.

So what exactly IS ‘underneath it all’ when it comes to a deck? Read the rest of this entry »

So what’s new in outdoor living trends in 2016?  It’s hard to say, exactly.

But what we DO know is that outdoor living — as a home improvement concept — isn’t going anywhere this year or anytime soon for that matter.

Large Wood Deck with Separate Tiers for Dining, Relaxing and More, Designed and Built by Archadeck

Large Wood Deck with Separate Tiers for Dining and Entertaining by Archadeck

There’s no doubt, homeowners want to use every possible nook and cranny of their home’s space — both indoors and out-of-doors.  And building outside is one of the best possible ways to add value to your property — financial worth and lifestyle advantages too.

At the same time though, people want to be comfortable and look for conveniences from an outdoor space.  Sound like an oxymoron?  Not at all.

Covered Deck by Archadeck, includes Ceiling Fan, Lighting, and Outdoor TV

Covered Deck by Archadeck, includes Ceiling Fan, Lighting, and Outdoor TV

In this day-and-time, ‘convenience’ and ‘comfort’ are top-of-mind when it comes to a deck, screen porch or patio addition.   Learn why and how. Read the rest of this entry »

Safely Constructed Two Story Decks by Archadeck, St. Louis

Safely Constructed Two Story Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis, Ballwin area

May 2012 marked the nationwide *”Deck Safety Month”; nevertheless, Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri continues our deck safety campaign throughout metropolitan St. Louis.

*See our featured article in the St. Louis Patch, “Improve Deck Safety” for more details.

A challenging economy has caused many homeowners to delay deck repairs or replacement; however, as news stories surface when decks collapse we receive calls and emails with requests for our free, professional deck inspection service.

With our deck inspection service, you can easily prevent accidents and let us help you determine, “Is my deck safe?”.

To ensure your deck’s safety, particularly for decks 10 years old+, Archadeck guidelines include: Read the rest of this entry »

Tigerwood Decks, St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

Tigerwood Hardwood Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis

As seen here, a hardwood deck has a gorgeous appearance, is rich in beauty and synonymous with elegance.

Hardwoods, including Tigerwood, will never go out of style and are a popular, eco-friendly material choice for deck and porch designs in the Greater St. Louis area.

Highlighted features include: a smooth surface, distinctive in appearance and color rich; exceptional quality that is dense and resistant to scratches; simple to clean and maintain; long life span with gentle weathering characteristics; a ‘green’ renewable resource; synthetic free; natural protective properties; resistant to insects, rot and decay. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County

Composite Decks by Archadeck, St. Louis, Mo

Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County is a leading and trusted St. Louis deck designer and builder, also specializing in other outdoor living structures.

Serving all areas in metropolitan St. Louis, we have an unmatched company philosophy of ‘Better Building by Design”.

Since 1980 Archadeck has been an industry leader so it’s no wonder Archadeck is America’s #1 deck builder.

Visit our local Archadeck website to see every conceivable deck design including:

  • platform decks
  • elevated and raised decks
  • multi level decks
  • two story decks
  • free standing decks

With Archadeck’s preferred suppliers and vendors, our deck and porch designs include:  pressure treated wood, cedar, hardwoods, Tigerwood, Ipe; composite, capped composite (capstock), and vinyl decking and railing materials by TimberTech, AZEK, Trex, EverGrain, Fiberon, Deckorators and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Cedar Decks in St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

Custom Cedar Decks in St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

Are you planning an addition for your backyard such as a deck, porch, pergola or gazebo?

Archadeck can help you get the process started with project ideas and material samples.

Whether you begin with a deck or choose to combine several elements for a larger project, we keep the process simple no matter the scope of the job.

We’ve been doing this a long time, so we can offer plenty of local support and expertise for deck building in St. Louis and St. Charles.  It’s all about designing the right structure with the right materials to fit the homeowner’s preferences, budget and lifestyle.

Shown here is a classic cedar deck that complements stone accents and wooded landscaping near Wildwood, Mo in St. Louis County. Read the rest of this entry »


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