Sep 10, 2022

Facts Homeowners Should Know About Deck Installation

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-461-9226.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 9.10.22. 

A Brief History Of Composite Deck Installation Trends

Over two decades ago, composite decking started to become readily available within the marketplace.  Composite deck installation was available in two different types.  One of the types of decks was made from wood flour mixed with PVC.  Deck builders also offered straight PVC extrusions.

installing TimberTech AZEK

How Deck Installation Services Have Advanced

Composite Deck Installation

Currently, homeowners can choose from many types of decks.  Many brands, such as TimberTech® and Millboard® have the appearance of a wood deck without the maintenance.  These decking products do not contain sawdust, making them able to withstand Mother Nature.  For areas that receive direct sun for most of the day, a lighter deck installation color is a better choice than a darker synthetic material.

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Framing For Decking

Green treated lumber in no longer the only option deck contractors have for framing.  That’s because kiln dried treated wood and steel framing have become attractive and affordable choices.


The Footings Deck Contractors Offer

Traditional concrete footings are still used from time to time.  However, many deck builders have stopped using them because of their limited lifespan in soils with a high moisture content that experience the freeze/thaw cycle.  Helical screw pile deck footings are now gaining popularity.  They are made from a four-inch steel pipe.  The bottom of the pipe has a corkscrew.  A small auger on a skid steer drives the footing into the ground until the appropriate torque reading is achieved.  If a homeowner is having a new deck installed with the intent of turning it into a three or four-season room in the future,  it is wise for the custom deck builder to install deck footings that can handle the future anticipated weight load.  The footings should be documented and on file with the city to ensure that there is record of building code compliance.

Millboard Deck

Locally Owned Deck Contractors

Lindus Construction is proud to offer deck installation services to the residents of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Western Wisconsin.  We offer many types of decks including cedar, Ipe, and composite decking. Custom deck design services are readily available.  Contact us for a complimentary consultation.

azek timbertech with steel frame and railing

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Reviews About Our Deck Installation Services:

"The guys who built our deck were very courteous and responsive. There were a couple KDAT boards we didn't like because of some big cracks and we showed them and they replaced them without a problem. After the project was finished they sent out their own Lindus inspector who then showed me some other things that we had not noticed and was sending them back out to take care of. We were really impressed with this.  The initial consultation was very informative about a lot of different products out there today. What they are made of, how they are made, how they hold up, and what is best for your personal budget."

Brandon K..
Hammond, WI
July 21, 2022

"We had Lindus do our roof in Plymouth in 2020 and a deck replacement on our home in 2021 to 2022 over winter. Everything was done on time, correctly and for a reasonable price, (not inexpensive but material chosen a large factor in that.) The old adage you get what you pay for applies to construction work and Lindus provided good value."

Mark M.
Plymouth, MN
July 7, 2022

"Great working with Lindus.  Easy to see the work being done and if had any questions they willing to answer an explain."

Diane S.
Prior Lake, MN
June 13, 2022

"Couldn't be happier with our new deck! Fast, clean, great craftsmanship - it'll outlast the house."

Karen J.
Minneapolis, MN
May 23, 2022

"Lindus was great to work with. We couldn’t be happier with our new deck."

Todd M.
Woodbury, MN
May 5, 2022

"I was out of state when the work was done so all I have seen is pictures. I can say this company is great with communication, returning calls, & scheduling. Always very friendly and professional. From what I can see in pictures, they did a great job on the deck!"

Sally M.
Excelsior, MN
April 18, 2022
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