When you’re on the hunt for a deck builder, you need to find someone you can trust.
Pratt Building and Remodeling is not only reliable and proven at building beautiful, long-lasting decks, we understand the patience and detail needed to make the right decisions for your new deck. We provide residential homes with the right tools to make their outdoor spaces exciting and comfortable for your entire household.
A nice deck can serve as the perfect space to grill, relax, entertain or simply relax after a long day at work and enjoy the warm summer weather. If you’re unsure what kind of deck would fit your home or which materials to choose from we can help you. Read on to find some helpful tips that will aid in deciding the look and feel you desire.
There are several kinds of decking you can choose from that may fit your Connecticut home depending on the size and intended use of your deck.
Composite decking -- This material is made of boards composed of both wood and plastic. It gives the feel of lumber without all the maintenance and doesn’t take more than a yearly hose-down to keep it looking tidy. We install brands such as Trex and Fiberon in our clients’ homes.
Brazilian Hardwood decking -- This durable material is known to outlast even the best composite decking and is naturally mold resistant. With a 30-year lifespan and slip-resistant surface, many homeowners choose this decking for its beautiful finish, color selection and cool surface temperature during hot summers.
Red cedar decking -- This wood decking is the most natural looking and rot resistant because it comes from the heartwood of the tree. This resistance to moisture is what makes this wood great for lying flat so your deck won’t twist and warp. It can last about 10-15 years when kept in an area that dries fast and will require cleaning about every two years.
Our deck services don’t stop at planning and installation. We provide railings for homeowners and footings. You can choose from a composite railing to match your deck exactly or even stainless steel and cable rails. We are experienced at installing Intek railing systems and will advise you on the best railing for your deck and your family’s needs.
We help homeowners choose the best footing to secure their deck and create a proper, solid foundation. All of our decks are built per code and will last for years to come so your family can enjoy many summers safely playing or napping on your new deck in Norwalk, Fairfield County; Darien, Westport, New Canaan, Norwalk, Wilton, or Stamford, CT.