It is our earnest ambition to insure that our clients are of the most informed consumers. We will begin our initial service with answers to your questions by phone or
e-mail and then to schedule an appointment whereby Philip or
Paul will come to your residence to assist you in the design process for your deck, Patio Cover, Shade Arbor or any type of patio project. At this site meeting, discussions will take place concerning functional uses, your family size (who is using the product on a daily basis) and their life patterns, the 2018 IRC and IBC building code requirements, the possible restrictions as well as
the budgetary and style issues that may affect your projects future design, size,
shape and aesthetics.
will be able to deliver an accurate ball park figure at the time of the
estimate, however the actual quoted price shall be determined
at our office after thorough examination of all the details
and with our computer aided database systems and a lumber market
confirmation. This database is designed to bid the materials
and all of its components by the square foot, face foot or lineal
footage according to the species of wood or type of finish desired. Taking into account the foundation costs and labor costs with a nominal profit margin.
It is set up to give accurate material and labor costs for hundreds
of options that are frequently requested, but also needs to
be verified with standard market variations. The job site conditions,
elevations, existing structural conditions and the landscaping will
always have some bearing on the ease or difficulty of construction and will
often effect the human aspect of the job and schedule.
bid shall be faxed, e-mailed, mailed out (snail mail), hand delivered and or
at our earliest opportunity and in most cases within three or
four business days of the estimate. The quote shall be comprised
of a computer drawing, a proposal for the services - listing all the requested
options, which is discounted for cash or check price, as well as a contract
for services and a fax cover sheet explaining in great detail how
to proceed with the process if you wish to move forward with
the project. We require that you send us a copy of your site
plan (Improvement Location Certificate is better) with the signed contract and initialed proposal; this
could be a survey of any kind, a plot plan, site plan or an I.L.C. Please note that the cost of the permit, engineering
and site plan (if one does not exist and we have to draw one
for you; if possible) fees will be in addition to the cost of
the total project costs that we have proposed and these cost updates will be sent to you
after the permit has been purchased from the Building and Zoning Department.
The process for our clients to get the project started is simple, please fax
or email us a signed copy of the contract, an initialed proposal with the selected options clearly noted, a stamped site plan or I.L.C. and an initialed copy of the accepted project plan or drawing of the project for accuracy. You will then be contacted by one of our office personnel to determine the
desired schedule for the construction and nail down any remaining details.
Different projects moves forward with different requirements
Please Note: If your project
is a deck, Shade Arbor, Patio Cover or any other type of project requiring
a building permit, we will need a copy of the Improvement Location
Certificate - or a plot plan (which is usually
located with the closing papers of your property) to submit your
permit. If you have a problem locating these papers, please call
your title company or Realtor, or check with the building department
of the municipality in which you reside.
a couple days of the scheduled start of the project, a locating service will
show up (free of charge) at your property to locate the gas, electrical, and
other utilities. Please keep any dogs inside the house in order to give
the locaters free access until the location services have been
performed and the lines are clearly marked with paint dots and flags.
This is a free service for public safety. The locater will
mark the grass or other landscaping materials with a biodegradable
paint and with flags (in certain weather conditions, both will be
requested) which allows us to see the marks when snow is present. Please try to keep the flags in place until we first start work on the site. Any other private lines (from house to detached garage) will need marked by you.
Meanwhile, our field manager Jay will coordinate the materials and labor needs as our draftsman John will be submitting the documents necessary for the building and zoning permits when it is required. Please remember
that the actual costs of building and zoning permits, I.L.C. of engineering fees shall be reimbursed by you, the homeowner, at the time of completion of the
project when the other project moneys are collected. Unfortunately,
it is too great of a challenge to estimate exactly how each governing
municipality within the 40 cities and counties in which we work, shall
assess and interpret the permit and zoning requirements. They can often
vary slightly within the Building Departments and the Zoning Administrations depending on the structural
requirements and the estimated project costs (valuation provided).
will be ordering and delivering much more material and hardware than
is actually necessary for your type of project, our experience tells us that the lumber
yard will send a few pieces that do not meet our aesthetic or structural standards and
that cannot be used on the project. These materials will be delivered to your house, placed in your driveway and will be banded together and protected from
the weather when it is necessary, so please do not remove any type wraps, packaging
or banding that is required to keep the materials in good shape.
We will be returning all the extra materials that are left in the driveway
at the end of a project, for when you contract a deck to be constructed, you are not purchasing materials,
but the finished product.
deck specialist shall layout, drill the caissons, pour concrete and
set metal post anchors if the job calls for a structural foundation. Most municipalities require an inspection of these caisson holes.
Note: the placement of caissons or concrete piers will create
excess dirt around the drilling area and you should expect to
allow for some removal, relocation or re-grading in and around
this area. Landscape sprinklers cannot be pre-located because they are plastic and may get damaged when we dig the structural foundation; if this does occur; the costs of relocating, patching, splicing and the adjustment of sprinler lines or heads will be your (the homeowner) responsibility. This is also the perfect opportunity for you (or your agent) to place your
landscape fabric or other ground cover for any future landscape projects if you so desired.
We will remove the dirt from the caisson holes as a standard practice
unless you specifically request beforehand that we leave the dirt for you to use somewhere else, or to fill in areas under the deck.
Please remove any sod or grass, which you wish to re-use elsewhere
before we start your project.
Decks would like to enjoy the distinct privilege of placing a sign in
your front yard for advertising and referral purposes while we are on site and until the work
is completed and paid for, also having our signs on the trailers
in front of your house and using the pictures of all stages
of the construction as well as some times having future clients contact
you to ask questions and to possibly even come to your house to see the quality
finished products. If you have any objections to this,
please notify our office (303-730-9642) of your stipulation at the time that the work order is first being placed so that we may perform
our services according to your specific requests or other limitations.
materials shall be delivered in the driveway (not allowed in the right-of-way) on the side closest
to the fence gate. So please remove all vehicles, which will be
affected or inside the garage and place the on the street or any designated parking so
that vehicles do not get trapped behind the materials, on the day that we commence work. The carpenters are scheduled to arrive between 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
to start work on any given day; with the exception of holidays and week ends. Our field managing team will deliver a tool, scrap or debris trailer to
maintain a clean and safe project site. Depending on job conditions,
you will be able to use only certain portions of the area around
the construction project and you will be asked to refrain from using
other areas near your new deck or structure for some time
for public safety reasons.
All building inspections shall be performed by a building inspector
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. if a permit was
required, so please leave the fence gates unlocked throughout the entire process during these hours and please leave all the paperwork affixed to the front door or window. Prior to the time of a collection on the job, the carpenter will let you know of his intended finish schedule, he will walk the project with you and collect the check when he is finished
as you are please with all the finish details. All the unused new and used materials (out front in the driveway) as well as
the debris on site are removed from the property by a Denver Decks, LLC representative.
After the project is completely finished, this is the time at which you
should start to plan the treatment of any exterior wood, caulk, paint, seal or to schedule a trained
professional to satisfy any protective coating requirements
that are necessary. For your greater benifit, the Cap-stock materials will not need any of this type of care - only cleaning and normal maintenence.
Please be sure to review your entire contract, the job drawing and the proposal provided to you thoroughly
to know exactly what the responsibilities of each party are and to ask
lots of questions if you are in any way unsure about anything pertaining to this process. If you have a question about anything - please contact
the office by
email or phone for more clarity. It is our greatest ambition to be available to serve your needs,
as you make your questions known to us.
Philip R. Tussing (Owner)
- Denver Decks
and the Managing Member of Denver Decks, LLC