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Do you need a permit in order to build a deck?
Deck permit requered only when higher the 30” if permit needed LA Decks team will be there to help and guyed thourh the procces.

Do you build rooftop decks?
Definitely! Rooftop decks are very popular in the Los Angeles area Any home with a flat roof can turn out to be a perfect outdoor area.

Do you only build decks?
Not at all, LA-Decks specializes in the designing and building of your entire backyard including decks, patio cover, outdoor kitchens, fences.

What type of materials are you using?
LA-Decks are platinum-certified builders with all the major composite companies such as TimberTech, Azek, Trex, and Calibamboo.

Who builds your decks?
All our projects are done by our own employees. We DO NOT use any subcontractors or any second-party contractors.

How much does a deck cost in 2023?
Expect to pay about $40 per square foot for a deck. The average cost to build a deck is $15,000, and most homeowners pay $15,000- $25,000.


What kind of wood is best for a deck?
The three common choices when it comes to wood decks are IPE, CUMARU and GARAPA.

What material do I need for a 12×12 deck?
150 sq ft of decking material.

Which deck wood lasts the longest?
IPE wood is the longest-lasting deck material. Composite and synthetic decking are also options.

Can you build a deck directly on dirt?
The deck must have a minim of 12” clearance on both cases wood decks or composite.

What is the cheapest type of deck to build?
Ceder wood or entry level composite.

How thick should boards be for a deck?
The standard thickness for all types of wood is 1”, however, for weaker woods, choosing a thicker board can give you a sturdier feel.

What is the easiest deck to build?
The easiest deck to build is an on-grade deck. It doesn’t require railings, stairs, or posts, but the essential elements of the deck.

What wood is best for outdoor use?
When you’re looking for the best wood for outdoor use, both of these types of wood are naturally resistant to rot and decay, along with being termite and insect-resistant.

Is pine or cedar better for a deck?
Tight-grained, good-looking and weather-resistant, cedar is the best choice anywhere aesthetics are important. IPE deck is much higher quality.

Does a deck need footings?
According to the main code provision for footings, the only requirement for building a deck that is freestanding is that it must have a minimum footing depth of 12 inches below the undisturbed ground surface.


Do you leave a gap between decking boards?
Leaving a gap between boards is critical for a well-built deck that will have space to drain, dry, expand and contract without causing the wood any damage. at LA-Decks we will leave 8 of an enach minimum.

Should you oil decking every year?
We recommend thoroughly cleaning and oiling the decking once a year. clean my deck is highly recommended.

Is it cheaper to repair or replace a deck?
repairing a deck is much cheaper, but there are still ways to save on deck repair cost.

Does a wood deck increase home value?
A wood deck, which will cost on average about $16,766 will recoup about 68% of its value, and a composite deck, which will cost about $22,426, will recoup about 63% at home sale.

Can you put new decking over old?
You are more than capable of placing composite deck boards over existing wooden ones in order to save time and money from building an entirely new frame.

How do I prolong the life of my wood deck?
Sweep and Wash Weekly. The surfaces of your deck collect dirt, debris, pollen, and other grime on a daily basis.

How often should the wood on a deck be replaced?
A typical wood deck can last anywhere from 15 to 40 years. This will depend on the materials used and the quality of routine maintenance performed, IPE deck can stand for over 50 years.

Do I need gravel under my deck?
To ensure your under-deck space doesn’t become a moisture trap, accelerating rot for your wood deck, or a field of weeds, consider adding gravel.

Should a deck touch the house?
yes the deck can be attched to your house.

What type of maintenance is required for IPE decks?
This wood is naturally resistant to termites and rot. Due to the density of the wood, a knowledgeable deck builder needs to pre-drill the IPE in order to install it to avoid breaking the screws and the boards.

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