Vancouver rains can cause water damage, rot, and other water related damages, to outdoor deck and patio areas, that may not be seen with a naked eye. Inspection of these outdoor areas can be done by a home owner, but most home owners do not have the necessary knowledge and skill to be able to carry on the inspection properly. Contact a qualified outdoor deck/patio inspector for best results.
This is spring time and a good time to check outdoor patios, decks, roof decks, observation decks, sundecks to make sure that they are in good shape and good condition.Winter and steady Vancouver rains can cause water damage, rot, and other water related damages, that may not be seen with a naked eye. Inspection of these outdoor areas can be done by a home owner, but most home owners do not have the necessary knowledge and skill to be able to carry on the inspection properly.
Hiring a qualified deck builder will assure the homeowner that their outdoor, patios, decks or other living spaces are in good condition and good repair. A qualified deck builder can be reached by visiting this site: http://www.citywidesundecks.ca/ It is important that all materials used in building patios or decks are of first grade and quality. Poor quality materials will shorten the life of the outdoor deck and create premature failure. Western red cedar (wood) is a popular choice in the Vancouver/Lower Mainland areas, known for it’s natural oils that prevent decay and increase longevity. Other wood choice can be a pressure treated Pinewood which would be a more affordable option, but still very durable and long lasting.
Deck design ideas can be found on this site here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deck_(building) Other viable solutions for deck building and covering are vinyl decking, Duratec, composite decking materials, hardwood, mahogany, teak, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), other composite materials and finishes. Other uses for decking are around the in-ground pool areas. Materials used around the inground pool areas can be diverse and of varying materials, from concrete, tiles, outdoor carpeting, wood decking or other composite materials.
Stamped concrete deck finishing and exposed aggregate are some of the latest trends in outdoor pool deck materials.For more information on redoing decks, adding railings, and deck design ideas, visit; http://www.citywidesundecks.ca/