Biggest Problems Associated with Replacing a Pool Deck
As wait times for new pool construction have grown longer, many homeowners are considering renovating existing pool decks. When it comes to replacing or restoring a pool deck, many problems can arise. Some of the biggest problems associated with replacing a pool deck include:
1. Cost: What is your budget for the project? The cost of replacing a pool deck varies, especially for large, complex designs with limited equipment access for removing the old and staging replacement materials. Construction material options for pool decks include pavers, bricks, concrete, tile, wood, and composite materials. Labor, materials, disposal fees, and permits can add up quickly. Pursue the exact look you want for your deck, but be realistic when deciding your budget.
2. Safety: Hire an experienced, licensed, and insured company with a good safety record for the pool deck tear-out and installation. If the landscaping company or contractor doesn’t appear to take the safety of their employees seriously, should you expect them to provide you with a safe pool deck built to code? Personal Protective Equipment use is mandatory for Rockaway installation team members, resulting in a healthier and happier team that delivers high-quality craftsmanship for you, the client. Companies that cut corners when replacing pool decks deliver costly mistakes, including safety hazards for you, the homeowner, and your guests. Refrain from being talked into using subpar or slippery pool decking materials. Plus, any altering of the deck level requires considering the specs for the drainage.
3. Disruptions: Replacing a pool deck is a significant construction project that can disrupt your daily life. Noise and debris during tear-out and construction can be stressful and inconvenient. Weather can also put a damper on your completion date. Rockaway provides a timeline that we diligently strive to fulfill, including a start date and estimated completion time.
4. Structural issues: When removing an old pool deck, there is always a risk of uncovering underlying structural problems, such as the pool’s foundation, plumbing, or drainage system. They can add additional time and expense to the project.
5. Design challenges: Choosing the suitable materials and design for your new pool deck can be daunting. It’s essential to consider factors such as durability, maintenance requirements, slip resistance, and aesthetic appeal. Rockaway designers and installers work with your wants to ensure your new deck complements your pool area’s overall look and functionality.
6. Permits and regulations: The permitting process and specific building codes and regulations vary by county. Researching and working with a company with an excellent regulatory compliance history helps avoid fines and additional expenses for labor and tear-outs of materials not to code before project completion.
While replacing a pool deck can be fraught with problems, hiring an experienced, licensed, and insured company with a good safety record like Rockaway helps you avoid them. Book a landscape design consultation today, and we’ll walk you through every step of the process to minimize the problems and maximize the joy you want from your new deck.
From our office in Atlantic Beach and satellites throughout Northeast Florida, Rockaway Inc proudly serves clients in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, and Fernandina Beach.