What area do you service?
We are based in the Los Angeles area, but our crews are able to travel anywhere throughout southern California for your decking needs.
How much does a deck cost?
Depending on various factors, our decks range anywhere from $25-50+/sq ft, including materials and labor. Please contact us for a free estimate based on your individual needs.
How long does it take to build a deck?
This depends on various factors, such as size, complexity of design, whether you require railings, accessibility to site etc. Typically, a simple 100 sq ft deck takes approximately 3-4 days to complete, weather permitting.
Are permits required?
Permits are recommended and required in some cases - please contact your local city building department to find out if permits are required in your area. Typically, decks 30"+ above ground level do require a permit. Obtaining a permit is the responsibility of the homeowner (including its costs). Upon request, we can provide an engineer contact to help facilitate this process.
What type of decking material do you recommend for use in California?
Our foremost recommendation is IPE (pronounced ee-pay). Click here for more information about Ipe. We recommend Ipe for its durability, beauty, fire resistance, low maintenance and cost effectiveness in both long and short term. We also recommend MANGARIS which is just slightly softer then IPE, as well as artificial composites such as TREX and RESYSTA.
What type of wood do you use for the substructure?
All our decks have a pressure treated wood substructure.
What kind of maintenance is required for a deck?
Again, we highly recommend the use of IPE MANGARIS, TREX or RESYSTA, for your decking needs as it requires very low maintenance. Your deck will last anywhere from 40-100 years. After 1-2 years, you may notice your Ipe deck will take on a silver patina which is a natural process for the wood - a quick coat of oil will restore your deck to its original reddish-brown luster.
What types of decks do you have experience with?
You name it, we've done it. We have traveled from the sandy beaches to the glorious mountains of southern California and beyond. We have experience with ground floor decks, second story decks and hillside decks. We have built decks from 100 sq ft to 3,000 + sq ft. Our decks often include built-in benches, railings, planters, staircases, fences, and pergolas too.
Why should I choose California Decks?
Creative visionaries: We enjoy working with our clients to design and build custom outdoor spaces that suit the homeowner's individual style and needs.
Affordable: Because of our specialized work force and volume purchasing we are able to deliver a high end product at a very affordable cost.
Detail: We are adamant about the importance of details, both aesthetic and structural. Our working standards are set very high so as to turn every one of our customers into a referral.
Efficient: We are so experienced at what we do that most customers are astonished at how quickly we get the job done. We stick to schedule and will never leave your job to start another.
Courteous staff: We respect both you and your neighbors and make it our priority to finish your project on time, with minimal noise and a full clean-up of the area upon completion.
Knowledgeable specialists: We are not just another jack-of-all-trades contractor. Decks are what we do and we do it the best. Over the years our architects and installers have accumulated a very wide knowledge base that is specific to the decking industry.
Superior quality: The truth is in our client referrals. We offer superior quality in both our service and our product. Our craftsmanship is guaranteed...we stand behind our products & services 100%.