Preserve Services are the deck building experts. We have built hundreds of decks. We will help you understand the pros and cons of the most common decking products, from the various wood types to the large variety of synthetics products.
Preserve Services has a General Contractor’s license, registered as Home Improvement Contractor by the state of Massachusetts (license number 123553). We carry General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance.
We will organize the building permit paperwork and, if necessary, the architectural drawings to be submitted to the building office. The cost of the permit is included in your estimate.
2 Concrete Footings
We will dig holes for the concrete footing four feet into the ground. This ensures the deck stays level even when the ground freezes and thaws.
We will build a new pressure-treated deck structure.
4 Flooring and Railings
We will install your chosen flooring, railings, and, if selected, lattice work under the deck.
One Customer's Story:
Perceived Safety Issue
Deck Flooring: The deck floor and railings were old and a safety hazard. The owners wanted to replace them with low-maintenance synthetics.
Real Safety Issue – Deck Flooring and Attachment
After removal of the old flooring it became evident that the deck had been attached by nailing the ledgerboard, the 2” x 10” that the floor joists were attached to, to the top of the shingles. The Preserve Services manager diagnosed this as the real safety issue. Decks attached with nails are prone to collapse because the nails can simply pull out of the structure.
Replace the entire deck with the proper attachment of ½” galvanized lag bolts with through-bolted lateral load brackets.
Project location: Stanwood Lane, Swampscott, MA