Wow. The Before images of these majestic dual-facing elevated structures are pretty impressive. Unfortunately, those two second-level deck balconies were about to go kaput. Who to call? Why Archadeck of Austin, Texas, of course.
Before we arrived on the scene of this Westlake home, both high-rise deck balconies were done in tile. They were rotting due to the seal plates underneath them.
Our solution was outdoor living surgery and rescue. It was a large demolition, as you can clearly see from the girth of the structures. We strategically and carefully removed it all and began the project of restoration and rebuilding.
Two Heads May Be Better Than One, But For Expansive Outdoor Living Functionality, One Is The Right Number
With a backyard home exterior this vast, our thinking was that one expansive outdoor living deck balcony would be in the best long-term interest of the family.
Instead of the original floor foundation of tile, we thought about combining low maintenance and long life, so AZEK PVC decking was the winning solution. Meticulously manufactured from a PVC resin and a harder PVC shell, these materials are extruded together to create a truly beautiful deck board.
With a beautiful grain and assortment of variegated colors, AZEK is the carefree decking master choice among discerning home improvement experts like Archadeck.
A Dozen Colors To Choose From, And Countless Benefits With This Low Maintenance Decking Wonder
At a time when homeowners are extending their living space to their exterior balconies, front porches, screened porches, and covered outdoor living rooms, the visually inspiring colors from AZEK Deck’s Vintage collection are sure to add richness and design interest.
The latest addition of AZEK decking colors includes Mahogany, Dark Hickory, Coastline and Weathered Teak – all variegated colors, inspired by exotic hardwoods, with a wire-brushed, natural matte finish.
Manufactured with a tongue-and-groove design, AZEK PVC decking creates a very small, consistent gap between the surfaces of the boards, while only requiring one fastener per joist, after the starting board is installed. AZEK low maintenance and high-performance decking is protected by Alloy Armour Technology, enabling it to withstand harsh weather and resist stains, scratches, fading, mold, mildew, and moisture damage while providing a slip-resistant surface.
In fact, the material is covered by a best-in-class 30-year limited fade and stain warranty and a limited lifetime warranty. Also, unlike wood outdoor living structures, no annual sealing or staining is required with AZEK.
Quality Finishing Touches Complete This Transformation Story
Our construction team also replaced the homeowners’ existing rail with a new custom horizontal iron railing and balusters, simply stunning and sleek in rich black.
The area under the double-wide deck is a dry deck area and here, along with the dry deck system, we also installed a beautiful Synergywood ceiling in the color Ebony.
Due to the slope of the existing space, we used a new under-deck system called DEK Drain.
Why DEK Drain?
This innovative rubberized membrane with sloped valleys in between each joist proved to be the ideal foundation for this build.
Protective panels – custom fabricated from a long-lasting, thick rubber membrane material and pre-cut to match your deck’s specific measurements – are attached to the bottom of your deck’s joists, capturing water that slips through the surface boards.
This proprietary deck drainage system creates dry, functional space below your deck that has virtually unlimited uses, while mitigating damage from precipitation and moisture.
Whether you plan to use your under-deck area for storage or to expand your living space with furniture, a finished ceiling, and more – DEK Drain ensures that you won’t have to strip everything bare in 20 years and start all over again.
DEK Drain is the only deck drainage system on the market offering a fully transferrable, limited lifetime warranty – which complements the outstanding one offered by AZEK.
It is interesting to note that DEK Drain systems have been successfully installed in all 50 states and 7 foreign countries, and not a single claim has been filed to date. And that is what we call true peace of mind in material selection.
All This – And More – Can Be Yours With Archadeck Let’s put our creative minds together and brainstorm about your next outdoor living space. To get started, all you need to do is click here.