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Custom deck building in Baltimore MD

Our clients own a beautiful English Tudor style home built in 1906 in Roland Park. The home is perched on a hillside, with the wooded backyard dropping steeply. The home provided only a tiny 8 ft x 10 ft deck from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Our clients envisioned a large level outdoor living space off their kitchen that would open up their home and allow them to spend more time outside entertaining.

After their architect drew up plans for their new 788 sq ft irregularly shaped deck, our clients contacted T.W. Ellis. First, as required, the plans were given to the neighborhood architectural committee and approved. Then a survey company pinpointed the proper locations for the concrete piers, after which a concrete company dug the holes and poured the concrete.

Finally our on-site crew, lead by Chris Ellis, worked on 30 ft high scaffolding as they constructed the complex deck itself. There were many fine details in the specifications for the support columns and beams, such as all the beams had to be mortised. Fiberon Pro Tech in Chestnut was used for the decking boards, to provide ease of maintenance. The railing is pressure-treated wood stained to match the trim on the home, with Fiberon top rail caps and black aluminum spindles. A surround was built for the hot tub as well. Our clients are loving their deck now. They go out there for meals, even when it's cold!

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