Serge and his team at Maple Exteriors were contracted to build a new deck in our backyard. The deck used PVC decking and aluminum and glass railings. His price was competitive with other quotes I received. He followed the plans that I had received from an architect. Serge was the only contractor who was willing to follow the plans as written. Other contractors suggested changes to the plans. My architect advised me that if a contractor is not willing to follow the plans, then he might cut corners in other areas.
We decided to used screw posts instead of concrete pilings. The advantage was that one of the screw posts hit an air pocket at the 6 foot depth, so it had to go down to the 10 foot depth. If we had used concrete pilings, that piling might have sunk over time, which might have caused our deck to sag.
We used PVC deck boards from AZEK so that it is maintenance free.
The cost was a little higher than we wanted to spend due to the increase in materials costs because of the pandemic. However, Serge was upfront with these costs and even showed me his materials costs bills.
We built the deck in April and have enjoyed using it all summer.
The workmanship was excellent and we are thrilled with our deck.