1. Design Consultation
Typically 30 minutes – 1 hour.
2. Design Review
Typically 30 minutes.
All material selections and colors will be detailed in a comprehensive design selection sheet. This, along with a signed contract and a 50% deposit will secure a spot on our schedule.
Typically 1 hour.
and engineering required for submitting the permit application to the city building department. If you live in a community that requires approval from an HOA, we will provide all documents necessary for the application.
5. Material Order
6. Preliminary Construction Consultation
7. Project Underway
8. Final Walk Through, Punch List, & Warranty Registration
Conventional concrete footings will be installed 48” deep and will bell at the bottom to help prevent frost heave during our cold Minnesota winters. The size of the concrete footing will be dependent on the size of the structure and live load calculations.
Based on time-tested spread pile technology, the Diamond Pier foundation uses the strength of a precast concrete head to lock in four weight- bearing, galvanized steel pins that transfer the load to a larger area of undisturbed soil than the traditional concrete footing.
These foundations, a type of helical pier or screw pile, are rotated into the ground with our specialized machines until a certain torque and depth are reached to meet the bearing load requirements of the supported structure. Helical piers have a 10 year warranty against frost heave.
#1 Grade Southern Yellow Pressure Treated KDAT
Decks Elevated installs only #1 grade Southern Yellow Pine pressure treated KDAT – kiln dried after treatment – lumber. The strongest conventional framing material available with the exception of steel.
6×6 Post Type
All structural support posts are 6×6 .60 grade ground contact rated pressure treated posts. Lifespan rated for 40+ years.
Excessive measures are taken to ensure water penetration doesn’t occur when installing a new ledger board. Ice and water moisture barrier is installed on top of the house sheathing along with flashing to properly seal the ledger board connection.
These are often used to achieve greater spans between support posts reducing the number of footings required, saving cost and opening up sight lines below.
These are installed with mid-span support footings on any elevation greater than 12 steps making a very stable and sturdy staircase. This also prevents any walkout level staircase from sagging over time due to excessive material weight over a large span.
Solid center line and angle blocking are installed to uniformly tie all the floor joists together, reducing any rack or bounce effect.
The entire framing structure will be hand planed to alleviate any crowns or high spots commonly found in wood framing.
Any two or more structural framing members that are nailed and glued together will be installed with a weatherproof tape to prevent moisture from getting in between.
These will provide a seamless decking surface by attaching clips between deck boards. While aesthetically pleasing, you may encounter some creaking or noise when using this method.
Thes are available on any non-scalloped deck boards which allow top screws to be countersunk and capped with matching deck plugs.
For direct contact to framing members with color-matched screws is by far the most secure method to install deck boards.