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Deck Price
Amount: $9,600.00
Posted by: Karl in Medina, OH.Posted: September 1st, 2009 05:09AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 525Material: Pressure Treated
The 525 SF pressure treated deck with 100 linear feet of railings (2x2 spindles with 2x4 bottom and molded top rail), 16" x 8' box step, 2 step staircase at on end, big 5 step staircase on one side that is 6' wide at top and 8' wide at bottom (all steps are boxed in and nicely trimmed). Also has post skirt trims and nice copper post caps. Entire deck has pressure treated skirting vertically from 17" on low side to 40 inches on high end of 1x6 appearance grade. Contractor put in nice footings and all the appropriate Simpson hardware and it looks great. Just wondering if the price is fair? Thanks.
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Deck Estimate
Amount: $4,900.00
Posted by: NLF in Vienna, VA.Posted: August 26th, 2009 09:08AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 12x18 (216 sq ft)Material: pressure treated
Just wondering if this is a fair estimate. I think so after doing some research. This would be to replace a 12x18 existing deck and sure up the existing footers and add two additional footers. Includes 3 foot wide stairs at approximately 4.5' - 5' elevation.
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I need help estimating a deck railing installation
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Mick in Columbus, OH.Posted: August 25th, 2009 07:08AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 270.25Material: treated
I had a client call and asked me how much it would cost to install rails to his existing deck. The guy who built the deck left the job unfinished and all the client needs in rails installed. The post are obviously set and all he needs is rails. I need an estimate for labor and materials. There is one stair case with 4 steps.
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Labor Costs
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: nicole.julien@sbcglobal.net in Chicago, IL.Posted: August 14th, 2009 08:08PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 160Material: PTW
Contractor: TBD
What should the labor cost be for a 8 x 20 pressure treated wood deck with one stair and a gate?
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looking for labor cost
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: help in marshfield, MA.Posted: August 11th, 2009 08:08PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 256Material: composite
look for a lobor cost for a ~16*16 deck with a 6'stair across one corner. the deck is 2' off the ground. composite with vinly railings
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Deck
Amount: $4,677.00
Posted by: nicju76 in Chgo, IL.Posted: August 8th, 2009 06:08PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 185Material: Pretreated Wood
Contractor: Lowes
I am going to have a 9'.25" x 20' deck built. I am being charge $4,677 if I choose to have the deck tie into my patio with an attached railing or $3,830 just for the deck. is this a good price
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TimberTech deck reasonable estimate?
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Home Owner in Chicago, IL.Posted: July 30th, 2009 08:07PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 90Material: TimberTech XLM
Contractor: None
I am in Chicago area and am going to have a 7'-6" x 12' (90 SF) deck built. (100 SF with stair treads) Finish deck is 20 inches above finish grade. Deck material is TimberTech XLM grooved with hidden fasteners. Substructure is 2"X8" MCQ pressure treated. TimberTech plank steps will run continuous along 12' length with RadianceRail at each end. By code no rail required at 7'-6" width end (Grill and large flower pots will be barrer.) All will rest on two 12-inch round piers to frost, 3'-6" depth and a 2"x8" ledger along the house foundation at both one 12' one 7'-6" side. I have two quotes and am waiting for two more. Both quotes are in the $8000 to $9500 range and seem high. What do you think of the pricing?
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PT Deck quote
Amount: $17,000.00
Posted by: Unsure in Portland, ME.Posted: July 30th, 2009 10:07AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 336Material: PT
Contractor: TBD
First quote for a 336 foot deck that wraps two sides of home (20x12 and 12x8). Three sets of stairs and railings around but no extra planters, seating etc. Deck is aprox 4 feet above ground.

This appears to average about $50sf.

Does this seem to be reasonable?
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Upgrade/Expand Deck outside Philly
Amount: $14,600.00
Posted by: julz in Chester County, PA.Posted: July 29th, 2009 04:07PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 300Material: Moistureshield
Contractor: Custom Deck...
We're considering a deck remodel/expansion with Moistureshield decking. Timbertech quote was $600 more. Deck is 8-9 feet above ground. Old PT floor, railings to be removed. Deck includes half circle and curved stairs. I'm guessing you think this price would be reasonable? I feel good about it after seeing the comments on this site.
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Response to Crazy Person
Amount: $1.00
Posted by: Choate Builders in Stratford, CT.Posted: July 23rd, 2009 05:07PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 1000Material: PT
Contractor: Choate Builders
First off, thank you DeCampli Design. I appreciate your response.

Now, to the nutjob who thinks he is entitled to a breakdown of costs... Please, do not tell me or anyone how to run his or her business. And yes, I do have trust in my mechanic. I don't shop around, break his chops on a parts and labor list, or try to haggle him down. I'm smart enough to know when and if someone is trying to pull one over on me and loyal when I receive good work and service.

And please don't tell anyone what a deck SHOULD cost. You have no idea what my overhead is, how much work I put into my projects and how much time I spend with my clients. I'd LOVE to see you start up a deck building business and sell your pressure treated decks at $25 per square foot. You won't last long or you will remain in business year after year working your butt off while wondering why you aren't making a decent profit. And honestly what are you going to do with my breakdown of material and labor? You sound like a person who is more comfortable behind a desk than out on a jobsite and really have no clue as to how difficult it is to build something right, hire guys who do good work consistently, and make a profit at it all the while keeping my clients happy.

I'm always here for my customers and belive me I have spent HOURS upon HOURS working on customizing prices for people just so that they can have exactly what they want. Don't tell me to break my estimate down just so you can find something to haggle with me about. Give me a break. If you don't like my price you have the option of going somewhere else.

Finally, if you've read any of my other posts I think you'll see the only reason I come on this site is to offer advice and help people. I would like to discuss this with you in person in more detail. I'll even give you a tour of some of my job sites and maybe even let you spend the week working with me....Are you up for it?
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Am I being Scammed?
Amount: $16,100.00
Posted by: Kwame in Washington Township, NJ.Posted: July 23rd, 2009 04:07AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 480Material: DreamDeck, Vinyl Decking
Contractor: TBD
pretty much two decks up against the house. Both Decks are connected and are 12X20 the other is 12x20. 3 feet off the ground, with vinyl dream deck railing. Pressure treated railing. 6x6 footers every 7 feet, 10x8 beams. All square except for two triangle edges. DreamDeck skirting all around.
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Do not listen to Choate????
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Newark, DE.Posted: July 17th, 2009 10:07AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 300Material: blood sweat tears
Contractor: DeCampli Design and Construction
Really? If you recall, he did say he would gladly provide a material breakdown IF you were willing to pay for it. How many hours do YOU work for nothing? It's bad enough that most of us spend hours and hours per week just providing the "free estimates" that you all have grown to expect; and now you want us to spend more of our time/resources to provide you with a list of every nut and bolt that will be used, just so you can challenge us if we happen to be wrong?!? I don't know what you do for a living, but I would guess you don't run your own business. I could go on for hours on this topic, but it will be pointless. The are still a few people that believe they can get something for nothing.
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deck
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: nmh in oakland, CA.Posted: July 14th, 2009 11:07AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 145Material: ipe
I have a deck 17X8.5 stands around 20 feet off the ground. There will only be the 3 pillars, deck, and handrail. I have been getting quotes between 5-15k. Since there is such a wide difference between these quotes I was wondering what would the average cost be for this.
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Deck built June 29-July 5
Amount: $6,800.00
Posted by: a user in Taunton, MA.Posted: July 10th, 2009 03:07PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 400Material: Trex
We had two decks built, pressure treated framing 2x10 12"OC, with a picture frame pattern, boards on a diagonal in two frames. Composite railings, and trex trim board facia all around.
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break down the cost- its the only way
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in any, Other.Posted: July 7th, 2009 12:07PM
Sq Ft of Deck: Material: any
DO NOT LISTEN TO CHOATE!! Demand a breakdown for your deck quote! You are shelling out your hard earned money so you deserve to see how much the materials cost, how for labor, how much for the porta-john etc. You do not need to know the markup if you have all of this info you can dedcut that for yourself. By the way- what moron would not ask a car dealer for a breakdown of costs when buying a new car Choate? Would you say I want the automatic transmission and then accept an answer of you dont need to know how much that will add vs. a standard from the salesman? Give us all a break. I'm sure you do not go to repair your work truck and if the shop tells you it will be $3000 you just say OK, sounds good, huh, huh. Truth is, contractors like Choate get defensive any you ask them for details because they feel they are being challenged and questioned and just cant handle it. Great approach to customer service Choate: You just pay what I tell you, dont question me and the work will be good. Go rip off someone else with your $40-$50/sf decks. A pressure treated deck shoul run $15-$20/sf, Trex on pressure trated framing should be around$22-$35/sf depending on the details (I would say $25-$30/sf is good).
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3 wood Decks
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: catdog in Morristown, IN.Posted: July 5th, 2009 05:07AM
Sq Ft of Deck: ?Material: Treated Wood
Contractor: ?
Hello,
I am going to get some prices on 3 decks, one will be 14 x 12 with 3 steps going up to another deck that is going to be 8 x 12. Both these decks will have railings around them 2 feet off the ground.

And then another deck that is going to be 14 x 12, and it will have 6 inch post and a top roof I am not sure of the name of the top, but the kind with a board every 2 feet.

Any ideas on the average cost of these projects?
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Deck
Amount: $29,500.00
Posted by: a user in oshkosh, WI.Posted: July 1st, 2009 06:07AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 400Material: Timbertech
Building a 16x25 elevated deck (8 ft high) with Timbertech Earthwood grooved decking and Cedar handrails and 3 6x6 Cedar posts to support. Steps to the ground as well. Very good contractor but the quote seems very high. Thoughts?
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2nd floor deck cost
Amount: $11,000.00
Posted by: decking in warminster, PA.Posted: June 30th, 2009 02:06PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 256Material: presure treated and composite decking
Contractor: yes
I have recieved quotes on a deck for 11,000.00 to install a deck 96 " off ground "L" shaped install 3/0 6/8 french metal door cut opening head off and repair walls and exterior which is aluminuium siding ,with steps 36" wide with maintence free white plastic railings ,homedepot railing they come in sections ,footers 6x6 post
Is this a good price sems low
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permit
Amount: $5,700.00
Posted by: Tracey L in Lanham, MD.Posted: June 28th, 2009 10:06PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 12 x 16Material:
Are permits required on all new decks? I have been quoted a price of $5700. Also, is this a good price?
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Fair Price?
Amount: $5,800.00
Posted by: rpt in Imperial PA. in Imperial, PA.Posted: June 24th, 2009 10:06AM
Sq Ft of Deck: 268Material: cedar
Contractor: dekwithus.com
I recieved a quote for $5800 to build a 268sf deck 96" off the ground with railing and no steps out of cedar that i am staining myself. Also they are tearing out 2 windows and replacing them with a sliding glass door. (i will be buying the door myself). And eventually we may get steps which the contractor said will be $1900 to install. How does that quote sound. Just wondering.
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Fair Price?
Amount: $3,500.00
Posted by: Inquiring in Philly in Philly Suburb, PA.Posted: June 22nd, 2009 08:06PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 132Material: PT
Contractor: Friend of a friend
I received a quote for $3,500 to build a 132 sf deck 72" off the ground. It would have a set of stairs and a 11 foot privacy fence along one side. The existing deck is a complete tear down and new footer would have to be poured. Just wondering if this was a fair price.
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Deal or No Deal
Amount: $11,720.00
Posted by: a user in Eastern Shore, MD.Posted: June 22nd, 2009 06:06PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 384Material: Timbertech-Earthwood
Recently received a quote for $11,720.00 For a 24' x 16' Timbertech composite deck (hidden fasteners) with all vinyl handrails and 2 5' + 1' 6'H vinyl privacy fence with 1' of lattice top for privacy wall. Includes 1 set of 4' W steps with handrails. The deck is 36" H. The deck will be rectangular shaped and the decking will be ran side to side straight with outer trim board.Is this a reasonable quote?
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what can I expect to pay?
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Stacie in Chicao, IL.Posted: June 12th, 2009 03:06PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 192Material: not sure yet
Contractor: private
Im having a 12x16 deck built, what can I expect to pay for labor? I have an existing deck that will be taken down and Im having stairs and railings built as well that will be about 60 inches.Lattice trim below the deck. I will also need new posts put in.
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$53/sq foot single level deck?
Amount: $8,600.00
Posted by: lbd in sea, WA.Posted: June 6th, 2009 02:06PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 160Material: evergrain composite; glass railing
Contractor: riccon construction
20x8ft deck. deck is on 2nd story, no stairs. cannot block driveway, so has to only have single post on either end. Evergrain composite decking; glass panel and aluminum rail; hidden fasteners and lighting on the rail. $53/square foot? seems very high. Thoughts?
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Is this a fair price
Amount: $14,000.00
Posted by: KJD in Newton, MA.Posted: June 3rd, 2009 08:06PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 300Material: Azek decking/rails
Contractor: self
Deck is 21x14 with 6' stairs to grade (5'high). Lattice Trim below, Azek wrap around. Framing will need two girders below, totaling 8 footings.
Any thoughts on numbers? Too high? Too low?
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How much will it cost
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Margaret in Manssass, VA.Posted: May 31st, 2009 02:05PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 12x14Material:
I want to build a 12x14 deck using Trex materials with railing and 4 steps.

Do anyone know how much that might cost me labor & materials?
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My first quote...reasonable?
Amount: $20,500.00
Posted by: a user in burlington, MA.Posted: May 30th, 2009 01:05PM
Sq Ft of Deck: ~500Material: Azek or Lattitudes
reasonable standard deck with a back staircase and the side that goes to a side staircase (so 2 staircases). The deck is about 4 ft off the ground. There is a "privacy wall" that goes about 6.5 feet tall so that my neighbors can't see in. I am going to get more quotes, but is this reasonable, seems high to me, but i'm pretty ignorant. The contractor seems extremely capable and would do a good job.
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footings
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: pau choate in stratford, CT.Posted: May 29th, 2009 12:05PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 100Material: wood
Contractor: choate builders
Footings need to be installed below the frost line AND on virgin soil. Being that the 1st girder will be very close to the house foundation it is very likely that the 1st 3' or so of earth around the house has been disturbed down to the house footing depth of around 8', This is why your deck piers near the house should be that deep. It is unwise to set piers on backfilled soil unless it has been compacted sufficiently during the backfill.
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Great White in Huntville
Amount: $2,100.00
Posted by: pau choate in stratford, CT.Posted: May 29th, 2009 12:05PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 400Material: cedar
Contractor: self
I'm not pulling the wool over anyone's eyes. I challenge you to start up a deck building company with full insurance, license, tools, vehicles, good employees, worker's comp for those employees, and all of the other typical overhead costs (and yes there are many more). Then, day after day, supply your customers with a good product AND make a profit. Tell me how you do after a few months.

I do not pull the wool over anyone's eyes. I am honest, trustworthy and build an excellent product for those I work for. Nothing gets under my skin more than a know-it all who thinks this is an easy business.
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Do your own labour!
Amount: $2,100.00
Posted by: Great white north in Huntsville, Other.Posted: May 18th, 2009 06:05PM
Sq Ft of Deck: 400Material: Northern white cedar
Contractor: myself
bought all lumber from mennonites for cash, northern white cedar which works great in my area (native growth), did the work myself with 3 friends, who can operate saws, hammers, shovels, awgers, lag bolt gun, etc...
It doesn't take a genius to bulid an entire deck, do your homework, study your design, enjoy a long weekend with your buddy's and build yourself a deck.
Don't let these contractors pull the wool over your eye's, deal directly with the supplier's,and buy all your product yourself to avoid their additional charges. Hire someone you trust to advise you along the way if need be, most reputable contractors will do this.
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