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Deck additions are one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways to improve your home’s exterior space while increasing the value of your home, as homeowners typically see a significant return on their investments should they ever decide to sell. But beyond these practical considerations, our Houston deck builders will provide you with a space that you love and enjoy for years to come.
Just imagine waking up to spending the mornings on your Houston deck with a cup of coffee for almost the same investment you would spend waiting in line at your neighborhood coffee shop, or if you’re a late riser, why not consider adding some outdoor furniture and a grill to live the all “American” backyard dream.
At Emerson's Exterior Home Enhancements, we are your Houston deck building resource for both custom wood decks and installation from household names like Trex®, PPG®, DuxxBak®, and many more. Learn more about how we can turn your outdoor property into a relaxing oasis.
Simply the best! We are very pleased with our 35 x 20 deck wood deck with vinyl railings. They are excellent craftsmen, showed up on time every day, worked all day, kept us up to date from start to finish, and cleaned up before leaving. Very professional! I highly recommends Lon and his crew at Emerson's
Our Houston Deck Building Services
At Emerson’s, our true passion lies in custom deck building that is tailored to your specific needs and budget; rather you want a simple 12 X 12 ground-level deck, curved deck boards, or a multilevel structure, we have the experience, knowledge, and skill set to ensure that your new deck is everything you dreamed it would be.
While we build most of our decks from the ground up using cedar or pressure-treated lumber, that’s not all we offer. Here is a sampling of other materials we have available to choose from so that you get a deck as unique as your property!
Deck Building Styles
Wrap Around Decks
Our Deck Building Materials
• Western Red Cedar
• Pressure Treated Pine
• Composite Decks
• TREX (composite) decks
Our Deck Building Materials
Waterproof Deck Coating
Our Deck Building Process
Our cedar and pressure-treated wood decking is by far the most popular Houston deck we build. However, a lot of things like cost, maintenance requirements, and esthetic should all be factors into the choice of material you choose. Here at Houston Deck Builders, we work closely with you, guiding you through the decision-making process and providing all the information you will need to make an informed decision.
After contacting our office typically, we schedule a time to meet with you within 1 to 2 days to discuss your project and look at your location.
During our appointment, we discussed your options as far as the deck materials to be used, as well as budget and design considerations.
A proposal is prepared, which includes pricing and estimated start and end dates. Typically, we will also prepare digital renderings at this stage.
If and when you decide to move forward with the project, we ask that you sign the proposal to us along with any retainer deposit listed in the payment schedule section of your invoice.
At this point, we will add your project to our schedule! Note that all dates are subject to change if approvals from zoning or building departments are delayed or weather delays the project. Any delays in the start date will be communicated to you if they arise.
When applicable, plans will be drawn up using a computer program for homeowners to see the construction details prior to submitting plans to the building department. As the homeowner, you are responsible for homeowner’s association approval.
If applicable, all permits and approvals through the zoning and building department will be completed by us unless otherwise stated in the original proposal.
The project begins! Homeowners are urged to keep back doors locked at all times during the building process to ensure the safety of children and pets in the home while the work is being undertaken.
During the building phase, you are encouraged to ask questions or address any concerns as they may arise regarding the project’s progress. The crew foreman or project managers are more than happy to assist with these.
Upon completion of the project, you and one of our Houston deck builders will complete a final walk-through to ensure that you review and sign off on the finished work. The final walk-through is an excellent time to ask questions regarding framing, decking, railing, or items you have had installed. It also is the time in which you should inspect the project for any irregularities or errors that exist. At this time, all remaining balances will need to be collected. You may give the project Foreman a check or request that we send you an online Invoice so you can pay online at your convenience.
A History About Our Houston Deck Building
We’ve been the deck building contractors in Houston that folks have been turning to for over 20 years. Our deep knowledge of the ins and outs of deck building has earned us awards and, more importantly, the appreciation and repeated trust of our customers in the Houston area. We strive to be the deck builders you turn to whenever the need arises and when folks come asking, “Who built your deck?”
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the Best Time to Build a Deck in Houston?
A. Spring and early summer are the best times to build a deck. The weather is typically milder during this time of year, so the ground is usually softer. This makes it easier for us to dig post holes and secure the deck foundation. However, we can build a deck year around.
Q. How long will it take to build a deck?
A. Generally, the process from start to finish takes a couple of weeks except when building a floating deck which can take only a couple of days to construct. We will stay accessible throughout the entire project from the design phase until completion.
Q. Will I need a permit to build a deck in Houston?
A. This depends, when building a ground, floating, or low-level deck less than 30” off the ground a permit is not required. A permit is also not required if we are replacing or repairing your existing deck. However, if this is a new deck built attached to the structure of your home a permit is required.
Q. Who will build my deck?
A. One of our skilled carpenters will be building your deck and our owner is always on-site, we do not use subcontractors so you can trust that whoever is building your deck has the skillset and knowledge to complete your job the right way and on time ( weather permitting)