At Portico, we offer comprehensive deck and patio building services to any Charlotte resident who wants to boost their curb appeal and add to the functionality of their home. Our team can help you envision what a new deck or patio would look like, from the materials to the design.
There are many fantastic patio and deck materials that have proven to be highly popular among Charlotte residents. These materials include everything from wood and composite to stone and tile.
Composite decking materials are made of recycled plastics and wood fibers. Since this is an artificial material, it doesn't splinter or warp. It's also a very durable and long-lasting material. The main drawback of a composite deck is that mildew and mold can develop. You can expect composite materials to cost around $7-$10 per square foot.
Wood decks are popular because homeowners can choose the type of wood they would like the deck to be made from. The wood you choose can make a substantial difference in the look and feel of your deck. Two of the more popular wood options include redwood and cedarwood. Both options will provide your deck with a natural appearance. While pricing has recently been in flux, you can typically expect wood materials to cost around $4-$8 per square foot.
This is easily the most popular material for a deck. The wood is chemically treated, which makes it resistant to rot, insects, and mold. It also has a relatively low price point when compared to other deck and patio materials. A pressure-treated wood deck will cost around $1.50-$2.50 per square foot.
Natural stone is a great material if you want your patio to have a luxurious appearance. Slate, limestone, bluestone, and travertine are just some of the natural stone materials you can purchase for your patio. Natural stone lasts for a long time. Natural stone costs anywhere from $15-$50 per square foot.
If you want your patio to have a high-end appearance, porcelain and ceramic tiles are a great solution. Tiles come in many styles and colors, and you can also find tiles that are non-porous, which makes them slip-resistant. You can expect tile to cost around $15-$20 per square foot.
Concrete pavers are made from concrete that's notably denser than poured concrete. Pavers can look just like natural stone and bricks. There are many different colors and shapes to select from. It's also easy to remove and replace a damaged paver if necessary. Concrete pavers cost around $10-$17 per square foot.
The cost of building an outdoor patio or deck can be anywhere from $6-$20 per square foot. There are many factors that influence these costs, including the materials you select, the types of add-ons you would like to have installed, and the size of the deck/patio.
The deck and patio building process requires numerous stages
We’ll meet with you to discuss deck/patio colors, materials, design specifications, and any features you would like to add. Our team will provide you with an estimated project price within several days following the initial consultation.
Obtain Building Permits
Depending on the scope of the project, there are instances where a building permit will be needed before construction can begin to make sure that the building plans meet local codes and regulations.
Prepare the Site
Preparing the site can involve several smaller steps, which include removing sod, locating footing positions, placing landscaping fabric on the soil, and making sure that the area is safe for digging.
Construct the Patio/Deck
The front or back patio/deck will now be constructed, which involves several smaller steps as well. These steps include installing support posts, attaching beams and joists, and installing your selected material. We'll also install any additional features at this time.
Installing a new deck or patio is a great way to add value to your home. It may be time to build a new deck or patio if:
Having a deck or patio installed will provide you with many distinct benefits. Some of these benefits include:
Once you've chosen your preferred material, there are numerous deck add-ons to consider to enhance your time spent outdoors.
Custom railings add extra stability and support, as well as a decorative element.
If your patio has an overhang or your deck has a roof, a ceiling fan is a perfect addition for added comfort on a warm summer day.
Deck/patio lighting is a great addition if you want your outdoor space to have a personal touch. Lighting options include stair lights and deck rail lighting.
Portico uses a turn-key approach with our deck and patio services, which means that construction and design both occur under the same contract. You'll have less paperwork to sign and will benefit from a reduced project timeline.
We understand how stressful it can be to invest in home renovations and remodels, which is why we strive to provide customers with a stress-free experience.
Faster Project Delivery
Our team can complete the work for any deck/patio renovation or construction project in an efficient manner. Our goal is to meet your preferred project deadline with time to spare.
Reduced Construction Costs
Our team at Portico has built strong relationships with vendors and subcontractors throughout Charlotte, which allows us to purchase materials and equipment at reduced costs.
How long does it take to rebuild a custom deck or patio?
This type of project can take 2-4 weeks to finish by a professional contractor.
What deck or patio material requires the least maintenance?
Synthetic or composite decking materials come with the lowest maintenance requirements.
If my deck seams shrink and expand too much, is that covered by the manufacturer’s warranty?
While it's possible for this problem to be covered by your manufacturer's warranty, the amount of coverage available to you differs with each warranty.
What costs more - wood or composite decking?
Composite decking tends to cost around 25-35% higher than wood decking per square foot.