Decks in Ottawa
The right addition to your yard makes all the difference. That means one made with care, from the right materials, by trained and certified carpenters and builders. Green Works Contracting makes decks that add that special touch to your home. Decks Ottawa homeowners can rely on and enjoy using all summer long. Like everything that we do at Green Works, it all begins with a design. Our carpenters will sit down with you and go over every aspect of your deck’s design before starting the three-stage building process.
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Excavation and Disposal
We liberally excavate the land where the supporting elements of your deck will be installed, compacting the native soil as we go. The excavated material is removed and hauled to a local certified plant. There it will be screened and resold. Upon request, we can also haul it to a specified location to be used as clean fill.
The biggest and most important step to building quality decks in Ottawa is a strong support. We personally ensure that all materials and measurements meet or exceed the requirements of the Ontario Building Code. The supports begin with full-cast concrete pillars, which extend an additional 6’ below grade to pass Ottawa’s frost line. Clear stone is installed at the footing to improve drainage. Deck posts and beams are then installed, each measured and built to your specific needs. A ledger board is installed with a watertight seal between it and your home’s foundation to prevent moisture infiltration. Finally, joists are attached to the ledger with metal hangers and blocking to prevent warping.
Your New Deck
Now that there’s a strong support network that won’t let you down, we can begin building the deck proper. Every deck board is installed with hidden screws, regardless of the lumber type. This not only helps avoid splinters, but also makes refinishing a breeze! Every deck is framed so that you’ll never see unsightly cut ends at the edges. We finish by installing the railing—each post is screwed or nailed onto the rim joist with extra blocking for exceptional support.
And there you have it—we build beautiful decks Ottawa homeowners can fall in love with, and we stand by our work. Why not add one of our decks to your home this summer?
Our decks are designed to stay strong and firm. This is why each deck we build comes with a two year faulty construction warranty. This means that if, as a result of our work, your deck railings become lose, or the boards starts to split, we will come back and fix it up for you free of charge! We construct our decks with great care so they’ll last you a long time.