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Our deck building process

Halifax

Convenience and positive experience of cooperation with our company is our top priority. We try to make our building process as efficient as possible. The organization of the work process is the key to the success of our company and the guarantee of obtaining a result that exceeds customer expectations.

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ZEBRA DECK 5-STEP PROCESS

Five simple steps

Our customers love working with us and always recommend our company to their friends. The reason is not only that you get high quality and not expensive products, but also because our cooperation process is straightforward and transparent.

Our 5-step process ensures fast completion of the project and allows us to provide the highest quality products and services.

Contact

Contact us by any of the available methods, and we will respond as quickly as possible. If you choose the online contact form, we usually respond within an hour or two. We will arrange a meeting at your home for consultation and evaluation. Typically, we agree on a time convenient for the client. The meeting will be scheduled as soon as you want.

Estimation

We will call or send you an SMS an hour before the appointment to confirm that you are at home. During the free consultation, we will listen to your ideas regarding the upcoming deck project; we will help you decide how to choose the right material and give design tips using our experience. We will make all the necessary measurements and determine the difficulties that may arise during construction.

Design

At this stage, we offer two options. You can order CAD drawings to apply them in the city hall to obtain all necessary permits or 3D visualization for a more detailed consideration of deck design. The second option is to choose from ready-made, most typical designs. At this stage, we decide which deck additions (benches, LED lighting, pergolas, privacy screens, etc.) you want to add.measurements and determine the difficulties that may arise during construction.

Installation

We will start precisely at the agreed time. By this time, all necessary materials will be ordered and delivered, the location of all underground utilities will be determined, and a builder contract will be signed. We never jump from one object to another. Having started the construction of your deck, we will try to finish it within the agreed period. After every working day, we clean the construction site. After you make the final inspection, we clean the entire backyard and take out all the garbage.

Standing behind

We are confident in our work, and your deck will delight you for many years. To ensure it we provide a 5-year warranty on our work. On top of that, for our customers, we give a 50% discount on staining and maintenance service. You will never regret cooperation with our company and enjoy a well-designed, beautiful and inexpensive deck.

HOW WE DESIGN AND BUILD OUR DECKS?

WE USE 3D DESIGN SOFTWARE

Working with our customers, we discuss deck projects in detail before proceeding. We use 3D design software for decks design and projects. You will see colour pictures of your deck, and you will be able to make any change or correction before your final approval. That guarantees:

  • Saving on materials (accurate material list lower the cost and price).
  • Best design solution regarding your house and landscape.
  • Avoiding any misunderstanding and design error. So, your deck is built exactly according to your wishes.

WE USE ONLY THE BEST MATERIALS

We use only the best material brands and work with reputable suppliers. For natural materials we use innovative pressure treated wood. It is:

  • Natural colour.
  • Resistant to rotting and fungus.
  • Corrosion and weather resistant.

For maintenance-free materials we use: composite, PVC (Vinyl), Ipe, aluminum. All materials have factories and suppliers’ warranties and credentials.

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decl laser mesurement

WE USE LASER TOOLS

We use high precision laser tools to properly lay out and calculate your deck. That means:

  • Everything is perfectly levelled.
  • Accurate dimensions.
  • All corners are square.

WE USE THE BEST FASTENERS

One of the most important parts of deck is a ledger (large supporting board attached to the house). We use the best and the most reliable fasteners available on the market to install the ledger. For wood attachment we use special construction screws.

  • Much stronger than traditional ½ inch screws.
  • 3 coating layers protect against corrosion.
  • Oversized head holds ledger twice better.
  • Supersized threads increase holding power.

For concrete attachment we use extra strength concrete bolts. In addition we use flashing and silicone caulk to prevent ledger rotting.

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deck foundation

RELIABLE CONCRETE FOOTING

Properly made and reliable concrete footing guarantees security and stability of your deck. For concrete works we use only the best brands of concrete mix, and meet all the Nova Scotia Provincial codes and requirements. To make it even stronger, we do a concrete supporting pad underneath. With our footing your deck will never sink, get unsteady or lopsided. High quality concrete lasts forever. We use only the best quality metal post anchors to hold your deck strong and firm. They are completely corrosion and rust proved and designed to set in concrete very secure. With our post anchors the posts and deck itself will never get loose or unstable.

WE USE THE BEST CONNECTORS

Deck safety and stability greatly depends on the strength of all metal brackets and connectors. The more solid and strong hardware, the more stable and durable your deck is. We use the best deck brackets and connectors available on the market. They are all made of solid and corrosion proved galvanized metal. That guarantees all deck loads are transferred throughout the deck’s frame and into the ground evenly. Your deck will never get loose, break, or squeak.

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deck screws

WE USE THE BEST GALVANIZED SCREWS

We use only the best galvanized and corrosion resistant metal fasteners, screws, bolts, and nails for deck frames, posts, railing, and deck boards. That guarantees:

  • Firm hold strip-out resistance.
  • Anti-splitting resistance.
  • Ultimate corrosion resistance.
  • Colour matched to blend with any material.

Our decks are much stronger

We use polyurethane wood glue for all critical structural connection of deck. It helps to prevent rotting of the deck, and structure feels rock solid.

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deck cuts sealer

WE USE SPECIAL COLOUR MATCHED SEALER

We seal all wood cuts and holes of your deck with special colour matched sealer and moisture repellent. That prevents the wood and other materials from moisture penetration and rotting, repels insects, and improves the look of the deck.

WE MEET ALL NATIONAL BUILDING CODES

Your new deck design and construction will meet all international, National Building codes of Canada, and your Municipal building codes, no matter you need permit or not. Also your deck will meet all zoning requirements. Therefore, you will never get any trouble from municipal building inspector or requirements for the expensive construction changes.

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customer satisfaction

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee Payment System

How it works?

  • 100$ Green Light Payment: Once the contract has been signed by both customer and Zebra Decks the 100$ invoice will be issued and we can commence with the approvals process {if required} and drawing plans.
  • 30% Materials and Commencement Payment: Before materials arrive on site and we can commence work we will invoice 45% of the value of the project.
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Final 70% Payment: Only after you have walked through the project with our licensed builder and you are 100% satisfied with the end result, will final payment be invoiced.

Guarantee conditions

  • All building projects undertaken by Zebra Decks are done so with a written contract and itemized project proposal. In addition, plans will be provided for all building projects except minor jobs.
  • Larger or commercial projects may be subject to a progress payment system outlined with contract terms.
  • This does not apply to deck clean or deck repair projects, which are generally 1 day engagements.