An outdoor leisure deck really is not complete until you have it sealed and waterproofed. Otherwise, the elements are going to do their best to tarnish and diminish your beautiful deck until you need to replace it. If you have already invested in the construction of your deck, you might be understandably hesitant to put more money down to have it sealed. That is, unless you find a cost that works with your budget.
How Much Does Deck Waterproofing Cost?
The cost of a weatherproofing project for a deck is not set in stone. It is pretty difficult to even toss out a ballpark guesstimate. As with basically any large project around your house, there are a great deal of variables and factors to waterproofing and sealing a deck that weigh into what the final cost may be.
Some factors that can increase or decrease a deck sealing project’s cost include:
- Size: What is the square-footage of your deck? The larger it is, the more attention it needs, and the more it will cost to get the job completed.
- Products used: You have your choices when it comes to sealants and stains to complete your deck. Depending on how you want your deck to look and how long you want it to last, you will need one or a few products and in varying amounts. High-quality products, of course, come at a higher cost.
- Speed: When do you want your deck waterproofing job finished? Sometimes you can pay a little more to have the job expedited or handled by more crewmembers. Other times, you might be fine with having it done “later than sooner” and end up saving some money there.
- Cleaning: Is your deck even ready to be waterproofed? Your deck might need to be cleaned thoroughly, from the top to the bottom to all the nooks and crannies, before any sealant can be applied. Hiring someone to clear off and clean your deck can add to the final cost of the project.
- Professionalism: If you value end-product quality, you will want to hire industry professionals to complete your deck waterproofing project. Going with your neighbor or buying your friends pizza in exchange for their labor will probably be inexpensive, but the final result will most likely suffer from that cost-cutting measure.
If you would like to get both professional results and competitive pricing, come to Capital Deck & Stair Waterproofing. We are a family-run team of Los Angeles deck waterproofing specialists that is backed by 30+ years of industry experience . Contact us to get a free estimate – and remember, we offer weekend services and always guarantee our work!
Every part of your home should be a reflection of your personality and contribute to your vision of where you want to live, from the master bedroom and the living room to outside decks and patios. It is the outer portions of a home that are often overlooked, though, as people think a house is primarily what is on the inside. To truly create a home that fits exactly what you wanted, consider all the fine and forgotten details. In this blog entry, we discuss different types of outdoor stairs and how they can complement your deck .
Three outdoor stair designs that may interest you or complete your project perfectly are:
- Spiral stairs: If you do not have much space in your backyard, utilizing a spiral staircase can minimize the footprint of the entire design, allowing you to save deck space for other projects. Even space is not a concern, spiral stairs should still be considered when you want to add elegance to an outdoor deck, or perhaps complement circular designs throughout your home.
- Cascading stairs: When you have a large deck that you want to seamlessly blend into the surrounding yard, cascading stairs might be the way to go. Each step in a cascading staircase is generally quite shallow and broad, creating a look as if the deck is flowing, or cascading, down the ground. Cascading stairs are typically a finished wood, rather than metal or concrete, to further create the illusion that the naturally look of the yard is part of the deck.
- Traditional designs: A second-story deck for lounging or barbequing can look like the inside of a home has been placed on the outside. To complement this modern look, consider using a traditional staircase design that mimics the stairs you have inside your home. When constructed and finished correctly, this can really bring the look of an entire home together like none other.
Do you have questions about outdoor stair designs, installation, maintenance, or finishing? Capital Deck & Stair Waterproofing is here to help! Our Los Angeles stair waterproofing specialists have been working in the industry for more than 30 years, helping people with countless, complex deck and stair jobs for their homes and businesses. Contact us online to learn more about our services or to get a quote for your project.