Want A Matching Dock And Deck? Great Materials To Try

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Want A Matching Dock And Deck? Great Materials To Try

28 March 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you've been waiting to build a deck and dock by the water at your lake house or cabin, but you want everything to match and to go with the look of your home, you want to find professional dock and deck builders. There are some things that you want to price out and consider so you can get a cost efficient and low maintenance option for the area, and so you get a deck and dock that you love. Here are important things to see in person and get estimates for.

Engineered Wood

A synthetic engineered wood is a great material to use instead of real wood. The real wood will get infested with bugs and ruined by water, but the engineered wood will be something more reliable that you won't have to seal and maintain. The engineered wood will look like real wood and you can get the same stains, you can even get it to match a log or wood home, but it won't have the downfalls of real wood.

Vinyl

A vinyl decking and dock option is great because vinyl is one of the durable options you can choose. You don't have to worry about moisture, fading from the sun, scratches, or chips. The vinyl won't have to be painted; it's composed of the same material so it doesn't show markings or lose color, and you can get vinyl that is textured. Get an estimate for vinyl decking and docking options.

Plastic Floating Options

There are durable plastic floating options that you can get for the dock that you want. These are hooked onto metal poles that are driven into the ground, and the water doesn't damage the plastic. The plastic floats on top of the water. These can be installed in a short amount of time.

You want to contact not only a contractor that specializes in building decks but maybe also a landscaping professional if you want to have a tiered walkway down to the water, and if you have a specific amount of trees and grass in mind. These are just some of the things that you can look at if you want a dock that matches your deck and a home. Get a couple of different estimates and cost breakdowns to see what the final total will be and to see how much you want to spend to have the project completed to your liking. Contact a company like Abbotts' Construction Services Inc. to get started.

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I have never been much of a DIY-er, but when I moved into my first home, I decided to try my hand at a few projects. My ideas blew up in my face--badly. I found myself struggling to put wiring back together and to repair the lawn that I had butchered. Instead of trying to clean up the mess and make things right on my own, I contacted a team of professional contractors for help. They were amazing to work with. They went through and worked room by room to repair my mistakes, and it was really incredible to see the difference they made.

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