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Update an Older Home With a Deck

An older home with a concrete pad porch is updated by construction of a redwood deck and flower box.

A concrete porch is demolished and replaced with a redwood deck and flower box, giving the home greater curb appeal.

Update an older home with a custom redwood deck complete with flower box:

  • Time

    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $2,500 - $5,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Remove a Concrete Porch

The first step in adding a redwood deck to an older house is to break up the existing concrete porch, followed by setting the new support posts.

  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Construct a Deck Perimeter

With the support posts anchored in dried concrete, the next step in the project is constructing the deck perimeter.

  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Install Floor Joists and Deck Boards

Having established the deck perimeter, the floor joists are finished and the redwood decking is attached.

  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Build Custom Deck Railings

With the deck floor complete, build custom railings. The decks support posts serve as mounts for the new railing system.

  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Build a Flower Box

The deck is completed with construction of a flower box and applying a fresh coat of deck stain.

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