Deck & Patios
Our pros are skilled in creating custom decks and patios. On this page, you will learn the differences and similarities between the two and how we can help steer you in the right direction when it comes to the proper care and maintenance of the foundation for your outdoor living space. One thing that sets us apart from the other custom deck companies is our commitment to helping you maintain the original beauty of your new deck or patio.
What is a Patio?
A patio is similar to a courtyard. It is an open space in the outdoors that is placed on the ground. A patio is typically connected to a house, but they are sometimes found adjacent to the building. They are usually integrated as a part of landscaping design to highlight a certain area or create an atmosphere. Patios can take on many shapes and be made from a variety of building materials. Some of the materials that might be used in a patio include concrete, stone, brick, tile, pavers, rock, pebbles, and even pea gravel. Because patios are built on the ground or at least at ground level, they do not require railings to be within building codes.
What is a Deck?
A deck is typically raised up off the ground, and this is the main difference between the two. Decks are usually made out of wood such as redwood, cedar or pine. If you take proper care of your deck, then your deck will take care of your home by providing with warmth and a relaxing space. Decks can either be attached to your home, or they can be freestanding. When you are building a deck, you will need to pay attention to the building regulations in your area to make sure that your structure meets building requirements.
Now that you know the differences, lets talk about the similarities between decks and patios. The can both have a pergola attached for shade and privacy. They can both be the location of your outdoor kitchen or other living space. They can be built to accommodate fire pits or even a pool or spa.
When it comes to the care of your deck or patio, you will need to do more upkeep and regular maintenance when it comes to decks. You may need to scrub or sand and refinish your deck on an annual basis in order to preserve the wood and ensure that your deck is a beautiful addition to your home for a long time to come. It is important to make sure that there are no loose nails, screws or boards, as these can signs of leveling issue.