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Integrated Deck

Project: Integrated Deck


Custom Deck Design

Engineered Deck Substructure

Decks Over Driveways

Composite Materials

The original deck was very old and no longer served the needs of the clients. It did not fit with the faux rock retaining wall system that was recently installed. They were unhappy with the flow of movement and found the remaining spaces inadequate and chopped up.

Custom Deck Design: There were a number of elements that needed to be orchestrated. The clients wanted more space and wanted to drive under it while entering the carport. They wanted a different entry point onto the deck but needed to use the existing concrete stairway below. They wanted the surface to flow into the natural forms of the retaining wall and the extra space that resulted from extending the deck into those spaces. And, lastly, they wanted more resilient materials to last in that very sun and weather exposed location.

Engineered Deck Substructure: There are several engineered components in the main support structure for this deck creation. Large subterranean footings were used to reduce the number of footings needed and to allow the structure to extend for long distances. Glulam beams were used as the main substructure which then held the intermediate structure directly below the deck surface. The siding was removed from the house so that the wall framing could be modified to carry the additional loads from the structure. The final piece of the substructure installation was comprehensive sealing and flashing at all the house integration points to prevent any water damage.

Integrated Deck