Most decks and porches are made of pressure-treated wood and durable plastics. Posts on concrete footings hold the frame off the ground, and joists support the floorboards.
Decks and porches can add value to your home. Inspect them yearly to make sure they’re stable, clean them seasonally, and reseal every 2-3 years.
Outdoor outlets should be grounded (GFCI) and have covers. And if you grill on a wooden deck, keep a fire extinguisher handy. A concrete patio far from trees and shrubbery is the safest spot.
When: Every spring
Seal wooden deck: $550 – $1,270
Repair deck: $765 – $2,900
Replace deck: $4,000 – $11,000