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ABOVE GROUND SWIMMING POOL DECKS

Above Ground Pool Decks
Decks are a marvelous way to enjoy your above ground pool. By placing a relaxing deck around your pool you can extend your pool side leisure time. Decks are not difficult to install and the time taken to put one in will be extremely rewarding over the lifespan of your pool.
 

 


Pressure-Treated Lumber Decks
 

Deck Pricing, Cost Estimates and Research
Building an outdoor deck is one of the simplest ways for homeowners to expand their living space and add visual appeal to their landscape. Outdoor decks do not require electrical or plumbing installations and you are spared the hassle of working with lighting, windows and other components that a full addition would require.

It is true that constructing an outdoor deck can be simple; however, it still requires you to put careful planning into it. As with any home improvement project, the more you put into the planning and preparation, the more you will get out of it. Keep in mind that a qualified professional in your area can help make sure that you are considering every step of the deck planning process.



There are four factors to take into considerations with an outdoor deck.

Size of the deck
Location of the deck
Materials that will be used to construct the deck
Design of the deck


Determining The Size Of Your New Deck
In order to save yourself money and ensure an effective construction, it is best that you plan your deck dimensions. By doing this you will be using standard board lengths and reducing the amount of wasted wood. Make sure that when it comes to materials, you are only purchasing and using what you need.

The location of your deck is crucial. Consider where the sun will reach your deck, where the shade will reach your deck, where you will get easy access, and where you will get the best view. Also, think about air movement. Often a wrap around deck can increase the level of air circulation, making your deck experience a more enjoyable one.



Deck Materials
Think carefully about what material to build you deck out of. You can spend less money on materials such as Fir and Pine, but expect to need a replacement within 10 years. High end materials, such as Cedar and Redwood, may cost more, but they will offer you more durability and a longer lifespan. You can also choose between aluminum decks, concrete decks, and composite decks.


The design of your deck incorporates several elements. You need to consider privacy, landscape, and architectural appeal. Choose between an octagonal, a free-standing, a multilevel deck, or maybe even a pool deck design. You can choose between a warm classic look and a sleek modern appeal. Be as crafty as you can with your new deck because it is just as important as your kitchen or family room.
 

Decking Materials
The quality or grade of your decking material ultimately determines the success or failure of your structure. Using a high end decking material will offer you the best results. High end materials include cedar, redwood, mahogany, ironwood, and certain composite decking materials.

When selecting your high end material it is important to consider the cost, availability of the product, shipping cost, and maintenance costs. It is best that you take these figures and compare them to the amount of money it will cost you to use non-high end materials (pine or fir) that will need replacement in 10 years. Most likely, you will see that it is worth the additional costs for high end materials because they will last for longer periods of time.

If you do decide to go with a high end material for your decking construction, pay special attention to the grade of wood. Not only does the grade represent the level of visual appeal, but also the level of strength. Wood grades are also based on the number of obvious flaws, such as splits, sap pockets, knots, and other imperfections.

In addition, you will want to focus on the level of maintenance. There are three different decking material options that can affect the strength and amount of maintenance required.

Pressure-treated Lumber- Least expensive (Pine or Fir)
Rot-resistant Wood- High End quality (Cedar, Cypress, Redwood)
Synthetic Materials- Least amount of maintenance (Plastic, Rubber, Vinyl Lumber)


 
Deck Face Lifts

With only a limited time to enjoy your space every year, we want to make sure that you are spending your summer grilling and relaxing, not staining and re-finishing your deck. Talk to our expert Designer today about how you can give your old deck a Face Lift. By simply removing the existing decking and railing and applying new maintenance free decking and railing to your old frame (your frame will be inspected by Designer Properties to insure that it is up to local and state building codes and is eligible for this type of alteration), we can have your deck looking great and ready for you to enjoy!
 

 Hot Tub Decks and Pool Decks

Build a beautiful deck surrounding and showcasing your pool or hot tub, or insert a drop down hot tub for easier access. We can create a one-of-a-kind surrounding for your pool or hot tub, adding to the relaxation of your hot tubing or swimming experience. Designer Properties Designer Properties is a hot tub deck and pool deck expert.


 
Custom Decks


Designer Properties Construction and Remodeling can help you design a custom deck perfect for your backyard. Our knowledge and insight can help ensure that your deck design will be perfect for entertaining or just as a relaxing retreat, whatever you are planning to achieve we can help every step of the way.



We also offer Deck Repair Services Including Sunken and Heaved Footing Replacement and Structural Modifications.

Our backyard and outdoor remodeling service

 

Add a little style to your deck

Add a little style to your deck with these Planters and Benches. Gazebos ~ Garden Retreats ~ Teahouses Garden Sheds ~ Greenhouses ~ Cabanas Sunshades ~ Summerhouses ~ Pergolas we build more than just decks! screened porches, pool and spa decks, gazebos, pergolas, porches and arbors, privacy screens, fencing, planters and benches, ramps and walkways, garden structures.

 

Relaxing outdoors

Hosting an outdoor party, relaxing outdoors, reading a summer book with a cool breeze, watching and listening to birds and squirrels in the yard. Outdoor decks are a relaxation and enjoyment necessity for the modern home. Weather Redwood, Cedar, or Composite Lumber, decks blend perfectly with the natural environment to unite your home with your landscape and natures surroundings. We build decks of all shapes and sizes and provide you with top quality construction and expertise. Our wood working tools and experience allow us to offer additional decorative and unique features that other local deck builders cant offer. Deck enhancements and repair. If you have an existing deck that needs refinishing or repair we would be glad to take a look at it and provide you with a free quote.

Aqua-scaping

We build custom decks, arbors, and pergolas. We also offer aqua-scaping, both water gardens and ponds. Our projects included Koi Ponds, water gardens Large and small that are Waterfalls, streams, bridges, decks, night lighting, fish, and landscaping Therapy.

 

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"Q. How do you offer so many service's ?  A. We are a company of Contractors-Tradesmen & Designers," Designer Properties helps local contractors survive

By JIM LUFKIN ó The Sentinel Posted: 09/16/2009 07:20:14 PM -

Local contractors are banding together to survive the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Their organization, Designer Properties, gives homeowners a way to find reliable local trades people for Home improvement projectsÖ..

Designer Properties is your entry into our local contractor referral network. We are local builders, trades people as well as building and home improvement suppliers who have worked together for many years. Many of us know each other; we have worked together, referred work to each other, and called on each other for help with projects over the years.  We are local and want to build our community.

Most of us work by referral and only advertise here. You donít build up a strong referral base for your business overnight.  It takes a solid track record over a long period of time to earn the trust of customers.  We all know our reputation depends upon the quality and cost of our work.

Our local members offer their community a full spectrum of services. Just click on any one of the categories listed in the columns, and you will find info and photos of projects. To contact a contractor/tradesmen to assist you in meeting your building needs fill out our contact form.  If you canít find what youíre looking for please contact us via the Contact Us page.

Designer Properties is your local high-value referral network for all your construction and home improvement needs. LETíS KEEP IT LOCAL!

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Introduction to San Antonio-Austin, Texas

One of Texas' most famous cities is the City of San Antonio-Austin. Located in the south-central part of the state, San Antonio-Austin is Texas' second-largest city and serves as an economic and cultural gateway to the American Southwest. The city lies about 140 miles northwest of Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico and 150 miles northeast of the city of Laredo on the Mexican border. Several major freeways service the city, including Interstates I-10, I-35, I-37, and I-410; U.S. Routes 87, 90, and 281; and Texas State Highways 16 and 151.

Named for Saint Anthony of Padua, on whose feast day (June 13) a Spanish expedition explored the area in 1691, the San Antonio-Austin River was the principal tributary which spawned the founding of its namesake village in 1718. The site, on the river's west bank, was initially a stopping place on the Texas wilderness trail leading to French trading posts in Louisiana. By 1731 the town was known as San Antonio-Austin de Béxar, which in 1773 became the capital of Spanish Texas. During the Texas Revolution, San Antonio-Austin was the site of several battles, including the battle of the Alamo in 1836, in which 189 defenders held the old Alamo mission for 13 days against some 4,000 Mexican troops. Although the defenders were ultimately killed, the memorable phrase "Remember the Alamo" became forever known as the rallying cry of the Texas Revolution against Mexico. After the Civil War, San Antonio-Austin prospered as a cattle industry hub and military center serving the border region and the Southwest. During the twentieth century, San Antonio-Austin became an important military center for the Army and Air Force through both world wars; a distinction which it has retained to this day. San Antonio-Austin is the current home of Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Stanley and Camp Bullis located just outside the city limit