Cost to replace a deck


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Cost to replace a deck

We're waiting on the quote, but in the mean time I wanted to toss this out there and see if anyone can give me a rough idea of what it "should" cost to replace the deck.

They said the support structure was done very well and they won't be touching that. They'll be ripping up the deck floor, rails and stairs and replacing with pressure treated wood.

The deck is 10' x 15'.
Larger pics can be found here......
https://photos.app.goo.gl/B5BTuWPrccRDeQxy5

They'll be hauling all the old wood away. We live in NC if that helps.














 

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Pics can be hard to see at G unless you have an account.
I posted them here with numbers as reference.

What are we looking at in #2 ? Screened ?
Is the ledger (#4) pieced in place ? Don't see the joists fastened to the ledger.
What are the joists resting on under the ledger ?

The stringers #6 (steps) are not fastened to deck correctly. Toe nailing there is unacceptable.
On a re-read I see you are replacing the steps.
 
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Thanks for doing that PJ. Didn't know that was an issue.

I was just showing the deck boards were going under some of the "boards" of the screen porch. I'm guessing they'll need to remove a few pieces there to remove the deck board.

I'm not real familiar with construction terminology, so I'm not on what your asking related to the ledger. I took a few additional pics that will hopefully answer those questions, but I'm not seeing a way to add pics here. How do I insert pics directly (with the text)?



 
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For #2, I was just showing a close up of where the deck boards meet our screened-in porch and how they go under some of the wood of the screened-in porch.

Are you asking if the ledger is one solid piece?

I was quite amazed not to see any type of "metal hangers" where the stairs attached to the deck. Not even sure how that passed code. The house was built in 2001. Not sure if the deck was built then or after the fact. We've owned it since 2009.





 
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You can post pictures directly to the board......How to insert pictures.
Much easier from a laptop but can be done from a phone.
 
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Best practice is to get three or more local bids so you can compare and ask questions.
 
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@stickshift

We do plan on getting more quotes, but I was wanting to see if what we were told by the first company was accurate (i.e. is the support structure solid, or does it need more work)?
 
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Telling if wood is good or not really needs to be done in person. Especially so since your posts are set into the ground, something that isn't done so much anymore. They should inspect each post below grade to see if they are still solid in addition to inspecting the above ground structure.

I would also have them look at how your steps are attached to the ledger. Also pay attention to where the joists meet the house. Resting them on a 2x2 is no longer considered good practice. These things may have been permitted when the deck was built but the codes regarding deck construction have gotten more stringent so I'd at least inspect those areas to make sure they are still sound and that nothing is rotten or pulling away. When the decking is removed they can inspect the top of the joists to see if there is any rot on top, a common location for problems.
 
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"I was wanting to see if what we were told by the first company was accurate"

To go along with what Dane said, that's why the word 'local' was in my response.
 
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I looked at the longer, wider piece of wood that's directly attached to the house. It's in two pieces. Also, the genius who built this shimmed the farthest two pieces (between the joists and the 2x2 ledger). I really don't know how in the Hell this passed inspection. And now I'm wondering why the guy who inspected the house before we bought it didn't at least point this out (and how the stairs were attached).
 
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Any idea why this website doesn't put each post after the last one? It's not a good way to see the conversation flow.
 
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Which posts are out of order?
 
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My posts are in order, as they always are.
 
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Concerning post order, look at my last one for example. That got placed up near some of my other ones, instead of being placed either at the very top or at the very bottom. It doesn't make sense to me not to have each new post placed either at the bottom or top, so that you can easily follow the conversation flow. Never seen a website do this before.
 
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Just saw your post XSleeper. I've looked all around for Display Mode but I'm not seeing it. That sounds exactly like what I need to tweak though.
 
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My only options are Linear - Oldest First and Linear - Newest First. I don't see a Threaded Mode or Hybrid Mode option.

It's OK. I'll deal with it. I don't want to keep cluttering up this thread with this issue. Thanks for trying to help.
 
 

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