Pressure Treated Lumber: Deck
Paul found us through Home Advisor while looking for a quality landscape company. Paul was looking for a company that could turn his backyard into something usable. The land was filled with rocks and did not allow for the grass to grow. He had looked into building a pressure treated lumber deck but did not have enough time or manpower to complete the project without greatly interfering with his work schedule. After working with his budget we developed a deck design for two pressure treated lumber decks, using 2x8 structural lumber and 2x6 deck boards, along with our favorite 6x6 posts for extra support.
We built one large deck right off the house that measured 32 linear ft in length and had two sections of 10 ft. and 15 ft. extending from the house. We then built a pathway with large flagstone to a slightly suspended deck that was 150 sqft (10x15). Both decks where a simple build, using high quality treated lumber with a 25-year warranty. We added a coat of Dark Walnut Stain at the end to give the decks a better look. Now his backyard has plenty of usable space and he added a Pergola to the 150 sqft deck for optimal shade.
His next project is to build a sand-pit with another flagstone pathway where he can have a large firepit. We would love to say the rocks were not too bad, but if you look at the finished upper deck, there are a couple rocks accenting the deck. Those boulder took several hours to dig out of the ground where our posts needed to be. So we are pretty sure that the cost of two decks is better than completely re-landscaping the backyard.
Here are some before pictures: