If you are looking for an effective way to add function and beauty to your yard, building a deck is a smart option. The addition of a deck is a great way to add entertainment space, especially during the warmer months. From barbecues to backyard birthday parties, a deck is a great way to bring your lifestyle outside. A deck is also a great way to improve the overall aesthetic appeal of your home, and increase your home’s value. Buyers are drawn to curb appeal, and a beautiful deck is a definite bonus.

Our Deck Services

Engelhard Construction LLC is proud to offer superior deck design and construction to the Greater Grand Rapids, MI area. We pride ourselves on our customer service, taking the time to fully understand what your decking goals are to make your vision a reality.

Our team offers a wide variety of decking options, including:

  • Composite Decks
  • Wood Decks
  • Stamped Concrete Patios
  • Under Decking
  • And more

Interested in Pricing?

At Engelhard Construction, we offer competitive pricing for all your construction needs. View our current prices and contact us for a customized quote. We look forward to helping you complete your project with the best materials, quality craftsmanship, and unbeatable value.

Why Choose Us?

At Engelhard Construction LLC, we have decades of experience planning and constructing decks of all shapes and sizes to meet the needs of our customers. We will work with you to create a beautiful, custom deck that your family can use for entertaining or just relaxing. We are fully licensed and insured and are dedicated to building homeowners the best quality decks available.

Request a Quote

Do you have an idea of what you would like your deck to look like? If not, we can help design a deck to fit your home and lifestyle! Contact Jon Engelhard today to request a quote. I’d be happy to discuss deck layouts and plans with you to ensure that your vision becomes reality.

Frequently Asked Questions on Decks

Do you need a permit for a deck next to your house?

Permits should always be obtained to ensure your deck meets your city or township regulations. Our team can help you ensure your deck and construction process remain up-to-code based on your area.

Will a new deck add value to my home?

Yes! A new deck can add value to your home. How much it adds depends on how big it is, whats it made out of, and if there are any extras like built-in grills or outdoor kitchens added to the area.

How often do you need to seal a wood deck?

It's best to seal your wood deck yearly but if it's in good condition, you may be able to wait longer. Make sure to seal it at most every three years.

What is the life expectancy of composite decking?

Although composite decks are more expensive, they can last for 25-30 years with the right care. This can make them a great investment in the long-term value of your home.

How long does the average wood deck last?

Professionally built wood decks tend to last 10-15 years, although it can depend on the type of wood and how well you take care of it. Frequently sealing your wood deck can help keep it in good shape.

How do I keep my composite deck from fading?

Regularly cleaning your composite deck is the best way to prevent fading. Our team can recommend the best cleaning products for your deck to keep it looking new.

What materials can I have my deck made out of?

Your outdoor deck can be made of wood, composite, and plastic. There are a variety of different wood options including cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated.

How long will it take to build my deck?

How long it takes to build your deck depends on the size of the deck youre looking for, the material its made out of, and how extensive the project is.

What is the average lifespan of a deck?

This can depend on factors like the material and whether it was professionally built. An average wood deck can last for 10 to 15 years while composite decks may last as many as 25-30 years.

What should I ask my deck contractor?

It's essential to ask about experience, licensing, and previous work when choosing a deck contractor. Our team is happy to help you learn more about our history of serving the greater Grand Rapids area.

Is it cheaper to build my own deck?

Although the up-front material costs look cheaper when building a deck on your own, the total costs often end up higher for DIY builds. Our experienced team of deck builders can ensure a safe and study structure with a professionally designed deck to meet all your needs. We often find that decks built without a professional require more money and time to redo the work.

Should I replace my wood deck with composite?

The choice of wood or composite materials for your deck is a personal choice, depending on which style you like best. However, composite decks do require less maintenance and do not pose a risk of splinters, which may be appealing for families with young children.

What is the difference between a deck and a patio?

A deck is a raised structure that extends from the home. A patio is a concrete or paved area that sits level to the ground and can be extended from the home or detached.

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