Northern Virginia Deck Contractor
Fairfax Contractor is an expert in building custom decks to local building codes in northern Virginia. You may have a deck that is starting to fail and need to be replaced or you have no deck in your house and you need a new one. So how do you find a reputable contractor in Northern Virginia to build your deck? First hire only a licensed contractor, Fairfax Contractor holds has a Virginia DPOR issued license number 2705154312 class A with a BLD builder endorsement, which is the highest license issued in the state. Look for a company that has outstanding warranties and guarantees. We offer a full five-year warranty on all labor related to your deck, and manufacturer’s warranty on all of the material used to construct your deck. We are a design build deck company that can take your dreams and turn them into reality. Fairfax Contractor Fairfax Contractor has over 30 years of experience installing a wide variety of deck projects. These deck jobs include replacing old decks. As a deck contractor in VA we have experience in building code compliant decks in all areas and counties of Northern Virginia. We offer a free design consultation, estimate, and finally a professionally written proposal. For a free estimate, call us at 703–725-7945 to get all the information you will need to make a intelligent decision.
Plans For Your New Deck
When a professional deck designer arrives at your home from Fairfax Contractor, the first thing they will try to establish is your wish list. A wish list includes such things as deck size, location, materials you may have in mind, options you may want, and perhaps your overall budget to accomplish your new deck. The designer will take all of your planning, and thoughts and go to work on creating a deck that fits all of the items on your wish list. You probably have never designed a deck in your life, and that’s why it’s so important to call on a professional that can help you design, what you desire. Our designers are used to communicating with the client to pull out information needed to create the deck of your dreams. Once all of the parameters have been meet for the location, size, and budget for your new deck, they can then start putting together the options and the materials that will be used to construct your deck. Once all this information has been gathered, our designers will create a mockup sketch of all deck details. These deck details then can be rendered into a proposed plan. Once this plan has been established, and you agree that these are the options, and over all look and size of the deck you desire. Then we can write out a proposal that will detail all of the specifications, size, material to be used, and options for your deck remodeling project. This proposal will be written in a way, that uses plain English to describe the scope of work, it is very important that both parties had a clear understanding of what is the timeframe start the deck project, completion time, and any other factors that you should know about. A full disclosure will be made in writing so that there are no misunderstandings. This proposal will be paired to the approved set of plans so you have a crystal-clear concept of what is being proposed to be built. If you decide to have our company proceed with the project, we will draw out a clear contract that will spell out all the terms, conditions of the project, including payment schedules, work hours, and where material is to be placed in your home. When we start the job we will host a pre construction meeting to go over the details of the plans and contract with the workers, supervisor, and the homeowners so that all parties are in agreement.
Getting The Permit For Your Deck
It is important to note that the contractor should always pull the permit to have your deck built in Northern Virginia. Fairfax County has the licenses to pull your deck permit so that we will be responsible for its code compliance. To get a deck permit in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County or Prince William County we will need to either submit plans or sign a County deck detail affidavit to obtain a permit. In Northern Virginia Counties a simple application is required unless the deck extends from the house over 16 feet. At this point your new deck will require a approved set of plans. Other issues may require a new set of plans, including installing a hot tub on your deck, a pergola, or lattice work. The composite deck products need to be installed in the correct installation process based on the Virginia codes. The look of decks with a herringbone pattern must be reversed between the two sides, or one side will appear to be a different color from the other. The 1st step in getting a deck permit in Northern Virginia Counties is go to the permit Center and login during the login process the County, will verify that we possess a current contractor’s license issued by the state of Virginia, and that we have a current BPOL license for that County. A BPOL license is just a business license, showing that a particular contractor has the ability to work in the County where they’re trying to pull a permit. Once Fairfax Contractor credentials have been checked, we will have to proceed to the zoning area, here zoning officials will make sure that your new deck, does not encroach on an easement or there are other zoning concerns. If all is clear zoning department will approve the plat where your deck location has been penciled in to scale. The next step is if you are on a septic system The health department will have to approve the deck location to make sure that it is not interfering with your septic system. If this is not the case we will then take the paperwork down to the building review department to make sure that the plans of the deck are code compliant. If you’re going to have a deck built it must be built to code so that when it finished it will be legal, safe, structure. If the deck is not too large or you are not going to place a hot tub onto the structure then often times all is needed is to sign a affidavit stating that you will follow the County deck detail. If your deck is going to be used to support a hot tub or other structure the plans will have to have an licensed civil engineers stamp to be approved for construction. We work with a excellent licensed civil engineer that can put together such plans. After going through site review to make sure that your property is not located in an area with problem soils your building permit will be issued. When Fairfax Contractor starts construction of your deck the placard must be placed in a window or other visible location on the front of your home. As we build your deck building inspectors will perform the following inspections: Footing inspections are necessary to make sure that the placement of your deck is on load bearing soil, once this inspection has been passed. We can then start framing the deck itself, when the deck framing is complete a building official will come by and check to make sure that the framing was completed to the plans. The inspector will also check to make sure that the proper sized lumber, hangers, screws, nails, and attachment to your home was all done utilizing code compliant materials and installation methods for your deck. When the job is completely finished and all of the final details of the deck are completed, a building inspector will pass the job with a final inspection and you will have a legal deck. At this point Fairfax Contractor will give you all the job related plans and inspections for your files, so if you are ever to sell your house you have proof the deck was built properly and to code. Fairfax Contractor always builds their decks to comply with local building codes and the state wide Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). Your assurance that the deck will be built to the standards set by the state of Virginia is in the fact that a permit will be pulled, and a County inspector will check that each of the steps in the construction of your deck will meet or exceed these building codes that have been laid out as the law of Virginia. Do have a legal deck that is not only safe, but code compliant we will give you the final building inspection documentation so that you are certain that your deck has been constructed to the standards.
Decking Material Choices
In Northern Virginia composite decking seems to be the trend for new decks being built. Some of the most popular composite decking brands include Azek, Fiberon , Timbertech , EverGrain, and Trex. Each composite decking brands has its pluses and minuses. The manufacturers of these composite brands utilized different embossing techniques that have varying depths and give that unique look. Composite decking comes in many styles and colors to choose from. Fairfax Contractor handles the installation of exotic hardwood decking materials. These deck material include Redwood, and IPE. Ipe is one of the hardest decking materials on the market today. Ipe is really Ironwood, that is produced into decking material from trees grown in South America. Redwood deck material is produced from redwood tree and is known for its resistance to weathering. Redwood decking is a classic look for a deck because it has a great look. The heartwood of redwood resists insects and decay. Redwood decking has no chemical additives and will not warp. In general most of the decks we install utilize composite decking from the major manufacturers. The reason we use composite decking is that it is almost entirely maintenance free, will not splinter, and will add years of lasting beauty to your home. In Northern Virginia, Kiln Dried Pressure Treated Pine can be used decking lumber. The very best natural wood on the market is Madison #1 select. It is nearly clear, stain grade wood. In most cases use of #2 (or better) lumber for posts, beams, joists, ledgers, and stair stringers is what our deck contractors use. Use of premium grade lumber is more often used for finished surfaces such as floors, rail caps, and stair treads.
Fairfax Contractor has a wide variety of composite deck railing systems. Of our deck contractors use Trex deck railing, Monarch composite deck railing along with a combination of aluminum deck picket railing systems. Solid vinyl deck and railings are by far the most durable and maintenance free of the decking product group. We offer a wide range of choices when it comes to installing rails on your new deck. One railing option is Fiberon, Fiberon deck railing comes in a variety of styles and colors, including their traditional railing system, the classic railing system, and the deluxe railing. Some of our customers like to utilize Trex Transcend composite deck railing. Trex has some of the best composite railing systems on the market today. Wolf composite deck railing is probably our most popular choice when it comes to choosing railing for your deck. We also build custom aluminum picket rails with composite handrails. In today’s deck railing market. There truly are so many options to choose from. A designer from Fairfax Contractor can help guide you through the process of selecting the best rail for your deck.
Extra Features For Your Deck
Northern Virginia Contractor groups can also install DrySpace. DrySpace is great for second-story decks and if your deck has a patio below it will add a dry area. Timbertechs Dry Space drainage system collects and channels rain from the spaces between your deck planks. To add a finished look to your deck in case your pressure treated 6×6 deck columns with fiberglass deck columns. These fiberglass deck columns covers are manufactured in both around and fluted styles, and include both a decorative base and cap as a option. Fairfax contractor can also set these decorative fiberglass columns on a stone water table to give your deck a unique look, especially if you’re adding a patio below the deck. Adding low voltage lighting fixtures to your deck can create a one-of-a-kind ambiance in the evening, and also adds safety factors to your new deck. Many clients elect to install such features as storage boxes, seating, hidden deck screws, a pergola, and a custom decking inlay. You want to construct your new deck with the decking material installed at a 45° angle. One of the great advantages to utilizing Fairfax Contractor is we can build a outstanding deck project, but we also have the ability to install a a flagstone, brick, or travertine patio to go along with your deck design.
Azak Trim For Your Deck
There are also different PVC accessory claddings available today to trim out your deck. These are solid vinyl trims are designed to replicate wood. Azek is the best known PVC trim, which offers a full line of high quality deck trim used to cap deck ledger boards, and finish the pressure treated sections of your decks framing. Other applications for these trim boards include cladding that cover over band boards, stair stringers, and other areas of unfinished materials. These products have a wide range of finishes and embossed available. These PVC deck add ones such as Azek, or Clear PVC trim Boards are designed to cover pressure-treated lumber for the framing of your deck. Other than pure appearance, these engineered trim pieces provide more than just appearance, they are designed to have very little maintenance and will never rot. PVC White trim boards such as Azek can complete a deck design that sets your deck project well past any deck project in your area. More and more decks in upscale Northern Virginia neighborhoods utilize these products to complete the job.
Where Fairfax Contractor Works
Fairfax contractor installs decks in the Northern Virginia Counties including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County VA.. We also do remodeling projects in the following Fairfax County cities including Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstown, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, and the Vienna, Virginia. Fairfax Contractor also is licensed to do work in Arlington County, including the cities of Arlington Forest, Ballston Crossings, Cherrydale, Claremont, Rivercrest, Westover, and Yorktown, Virginia. In Loudoun County we install all types of home improvement projects in the cities of Ashburn, Aldie, Bristow, Dulles, Countryside, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, South Riding, and Stone Ridge Virginia. And finally we work in the cities of, Prince William County, including Dumfries, Dale City, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Occoquan, Triangle, York Shire, and Woodbridge Virginia.