This was an old deck that had been poorly constructed and neglected for many years. At one time there was an above ground pool on one end.
We started by tearing out the old deck and clearing the ground. Once that was done, we commenced with building the new deck in its place.
This is a straight forward design with 2×12 drop beams and 2×10 joists. The deck features a fully enclosed skirt. There is a gate at each set of steps as well as a gate for access to the utilities in the corner.
This was a big job as not required building two separate decks side by side in one yard.
There were some challenges to overcome with elevation, an existing concrete patio and the pool.
We added a access to the hose spigot complete with a hangar for the hose on the main deck.
The client wanted as unobstructed view as possible of the pool from inside the house. To accommodate this, the choice was made to go with stairs all the way across the front of the house deck. We also went with black aluminum railing on the pool deck as it is less intrusive visually than a wood railing would be and still meet safety and city code requirements. A storage bin was added under the pool deck to utilize the space and provide a place for longer pool floats.
The corner steps add a nice flair to the overall design.
Once the old deck was removed, we built a new deck in its place tying in to a part of the existing deck on the far end that did not need to be replaced. The client added steel cables for railing on the three section at the front left to have as unobstructed view of the river as possible.