Houston Raised Decks
At Emerson’s, we understand a deck isn’t just a deck but an extension of your home especially when it comes to raised decks for second-story homeowners who want a walkout to enjoy sunny days in comfort and style. This is why we offer a full team of skilled and knowledgeable builders who strive to provide you with something unique, something special, and something that truly represents their personality and style.
When you choose our Houston deck builders, you will not only receive the highest quality craftsmanship but outstanding service. We will be there every step of the way from seamless communication to budgeting and on-site planning. Find out how we can help you by calling us at 281-545-7740 to schedule a free on-site meeting where we will listen to your request and offer you suggestions, so you get the deck you’ve been dreaming of.
I was very pleased with the entire process of having my new deck built by Lon and his crew. From the initial meeting with Lon to the finished product, we couldn’t have been happier with the service we received. They were very professional towards the project, addressed all my concerns, and did an exceptional job. I know I will enjoy my deck for many years to come. Thank you, Emerson. We will certainly refer you to anyone we know who needs a deck built.
What Is a Raised Deck?
A raised deck is a platform that is built in addition to your home's existing structure, and it is usually elevated several feet off the ground. Raised decks can be made from a variety of materials, but they are most commonly constructed from wood.
Pressure treated is one of the most economical materials used for deck building in Houston, but there are other options as well, such as western red cedar, Brazilian hardwood (Ipe), and tigerwood decking. However, there are also other options; if you are looking for a deck that is virtually maintenance-free, then you may want to consider Trex or vinyl.
The Benefits of a Raised Deck
There are many benefits to having a raised deck. First, it gives you a great place to entertain guests and additional storage by adding an enclosed area underneath where you can keep your lawn and garden equipment. Secondly, raised decks can add value to your home. If you were to sell, you would recoup approximately 90 cents per every dollar back that you spent. Finally, raised decks are simply more aesthetically pleasing than ground-level decks. They provide your home with timeless elegance that makes your property stand out from the rest.
Houston Deck Permit and Codes
When having a raised deck built in Houston, following deck codes, and obtaining a permit are essential. Deck building comes with stringent regulations and guidelines. If you are weighing out the options between a ground level and raised deck, keep the following details in mind:
A deck permit is required for erecting a new deck above 30” tall
To receive a Deck Permit, an application must be completed in full and submitted along with the site plan, engineered drawings, and applicable fees. These rules can change depending on if you reside inside the flood zone.
This is just a sample of the rules that apply to Houston decking. Because the city maintains that adherence to codes and inspections is the responsibility of property owners, for your convenience, there is a link below for additional information.
But if you don’t have the time and energy to keep on top of these regulations, we’ve got your back. Emerson is an expert in Houston decking and can help you stay up to code.
At Emerson Exterior Home Enhancements, we have a team of experienced deck installers who can help with your raised deck or any of the other design choices we have available. When you hire us, we will make sure everything is done right the first time and in the safest manner possible, so you can start enjoying your outdoor space as soon as possible.
If you're interested in having a raised deck installed at your home, contact us today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with a fair and upfront price. We also provide service to residents in Katy, Cypress, and Sugar Land.
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