You’ve noticed a bit of tilt to your deck of late. Dropped balls and empty soda cans roll consistently downhill to one end of the deck. When you look at your deck from the yard below, you have an itch to adjust it like a tilted picture frame or to jack up one side. Perhaps your posts are sinking. Blame the Oakton VA winters for the deck repairs you will need to correct this problem.
The freezing and thawing in winter causes your posts to sink deeper into the ground if they were not placed deep enough in the first place. And your deck sinks. The other contributing factor is that your deck footings were placed in concrete. Older decks often are not as county codes took a while to catch up to this most common on problems with deck structures.
New decks now must have footings in concrete to create greater stability in decks in Oakton VA. Deck repair will include this step so that this doesn’t happen again over several winters.
So how do we resolve this issue? If your deck is not high enough off the ground for workers to get underneath, some boards may have to be removed to access the problem areas of the deck and to add stability. We then jack up the deck. Yes, just like you would jack up a car to fix a flat. We raise the deck incrementally and gently to make it level again and use concrete at the footings to keep the post in place. We’ll want to secure all of the posts in concrete. This will involve stabilizing the deck while we address each footing on the deck.
Nova Deck Dr gets calls about this issue from all over Oakton VA. Deck repair is our expertise. If your deck is sinking, give us a call. We’ll give your deck a complete inspection and make sure we correct any other issues that could prevent you from fully enjoying your deck.
Now that the deck is done it is beautiful. We love the workmanship and just being able to sit out in the back of our house with friends and grill out. This company truly has our gold star approval for professionalism and quality of work.
- Sharon J.
The Deck Doctor crew worked clean and made sure all debris was removed upon completion. They even added a "sunburst" pattern to the deck railing at the entrance to give it a more inviting look.
- Scott H.
They began building our deck the same day as the permit was granted, and finished in two days and clean up was spotless. We are delighted by the quality of the materials and workmanship.
- Mr. & Mrs. Peter J