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Steps to Building a Custom Deck

Posted on: April 13, 2016

Are you thinking about adding an outdoor deck to your home? Building a deck isn’t necessarily an easy process; however, if you have professionals to help you along the way, the process is rewarding when you can walk outside on your new and custom deck.

So what are the steps to building a custom deck? Check out the steps below.

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  1. Find a deck building professional. This one seems obvious, but it can be one of the most challenging parts of your deck building process. You want a deck building professional that has an eye for design and builds quality decks so you can ensure you have a outdoor space that lasts.
  2. Set a budget. Decks come in all shapes, sizes, and materials—meaning they also come at completely different costs. If you are having a hard time choosing a realistic budget to suit your vision, call your deck builder to learn more about materials and labor costs.
  3. Meet with your deck building professional. This should be at your home so your designer can get a full feel on what your current situation is. From there, he or she can give you an estimate and negotiate features and materials so it can stay in your budget!
  4. Approve or decline the plan. Your deck designers will take every feature into consideration. If you have a lake you want access to or you want a multi-level deck, your wishes will be drawn out and discussed with you before any building begins. Once you approve the plan, prepare for demolition and construction!
  5. Say goodbye to your old deck. If you have an old deck or structure that needs to be removed, say goodbye! The deck building process first has to start with removing your current structure to allow room for your new and beautiful deck. Deck Demolition Maryland
  6. Watch your new deck take form. Over the next few weeks, your yard may look like a construction zone—that’s because it is! Before you know it, you will have a beautiful new deck that is perfect for entertaining, barbecuing, and relaxing.

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Ready to Start the Deck Building Process for Your Home?

If you’re ready to begin the deck building process, contact Diamond Decks. For more than 15 years, we have been building decks, patios, porches, and more throughout the Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland area. Our deck building process is simple—it’s to give you the best customer service while building you a beautiful, one-of-a-kind deck. Just check out our portfolio for design ideas »

Ready to begin building your dream deck? Call Diamond Decks today to get an in-home consultation!

Diamond Decks200 Verified Reviews


  • "My wife and I are very pleased with our recent experience with Diamond Decks. Our interaction with everyone from the company was great from the schedulers on the phone to the men who did the work. William remained in close communication with us until the job was completed and we were satisfied. The deck itself is beautiful and of excellent quality. We will be recommending Diamond Decks to everyone we know. -Kev Mitchell, Piney Orchard, MD"
    Customer: Kevin and Winnie
    Address: Odenton, Maryland
    Date: 07/18/2017
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