begin our service with answers to your questions by phone or
e-mail and schedule an appointment whereby Philip or
Paul will come to your residence to assist you in designing
your deck, solid roof or patio project. Discussions
take place concerning functional uses, family size and their
patterns, code requirements, possible restrictions as well as
the budget and style issues that may affect your design, size,
shape and aesthetics.
may be able to deliver a ball park figure at that time of the
estimate, however the actual quoted price shall be determined
at the office after thorough examination of all the details
and with our computer aided database systems and lumber market
confirmation. The 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,
the foundation costs and labor costs with a minimal 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 landscaping will
always have some bearing on the ease or difficulty and will
often effect the human aspect of the job and schedule of the
bid shall be faxed, e-mailed, mailed, 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 services listing all requested
options, which is discounted for cash or check price, a contract
for services and a fax cover sheet explaining in 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 with the signed contract and initialled proposal; this
could be a survey, plot plan, site plan or an Improvement Location
Certificate. 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 and will be sent (via fax or email) to you
after the permit has been purchased at the Building Department.
instructions to get the project started are simple, please fax
or send us a signed copy of the contract, initialed
proposal with the selected options clearly noted, and an initialed
copy of the accepted plan or drawing of the project. You will
be contacted by one of our office personnel to determine the
desired schedule for construction.
Note: If your project
is a deck, shade arbor, patio cover or any other project requiring
a permit we will need a copy of the Improvement Location
Certificate - or plot plan (which is usually
located with the closing papers of the property) to submit your
permit. If you have a problem locating the 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 scheduling the project a locating service will
show up at your property to locate the gas, electrical, and
other utilities. Please keep any dogs inside the house and give
the locators free access until the location services have been
performed and the lines are clearly marked with paint and flags.
This is a free service of a safety nature. The locator shall
mark the grass or other landscaping materials with a biodegradable
paint or flags (in certain weather conditions, both will be
requested). Please try to keep the markings in place until we
start work on the site.
a staff member will coordinate material and labor needs as well
as submitting for building permits when required. Please remember
that the actual cost of the permit and zoning 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 a challenge to estimate exactly how the governing
municipality within the 17 cities and counties we work in shall
assess and interpret the permit and zoning fees. They can often
vary within building departments depending on the structural
requirements and the estimated project costs.
will be ordering and delivering more material and hardware than
is actually necessary for your project, knowing that the lumber
yard will send a few pieces that do not meet our standards and
cannot be used on the project. These materials will be delived
in your driveway and will be banded together and protected from
the weather when necessary, so please do not remove any packaging
or banding that is required to keep the materials in good shape.
We will be returning all materials that are left in the driveway
at the end of the project, for you are not purchasing these materials,
but the finished product.
deck specialist shall drill the caissons, pour concrete and
set metal post anchors if the job calls for a structural foundation.
Some 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. This is also the perfect opportunity to place your
landscape fabric or other ground cover for future landscape.
We will remove the dirt from the caisson holes as standard practice
unless you specifically request that we leave the dirt for you.
Please remove any sod or grass, which you wish to use elsewhere
before we start the work.
Decks would like to enjoy the privilege of placing a sign in
your front yard for advertising while on site until the work
is completed and paid for in full, having our signs on the trailers
in front of your house and using the pictures of all stages
of the construction as well as having future clients contact
you to ask questions and come to the site to see the quality
finished product for two years. If you have any objections,
please notify the office (303-730-9642)
at the time of the work order placement so that we may perform
our services according to your request.
materials shall be delivered in the driveway on the side closest
to the fence gate (please remove all vehicles, which will be
affected inside the garage and place on the street parking so
that cars do not get trapped) on the day we commence work and
the carpenters are scheduled to arrive between 8:00 - 6:00 a.m.
to start work. Philip will deliver a scrap/debris trailer to
maintain a clean and safe project site. Depending on conditions,
you will be able to use certain portions of the area around
the construction project and will be asked to refrain from using
other areas near your new deck or structure for several days
for safety reasons.
final inspection shall be performed by the building department
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. if a permit was
required, prior to the time of a scheduled collection; insome
cases the carpenter will collect the check when he is finished
if the clients are home and available to walk through the deck
to confirm the details. All unused new and used materials and
the debris are removed from the property by a Denver Decks representative.
After the project is paid for is usually the time at which you
to treat any exterior wood, paint, seal or schedule a trained
professional to satisfy any protective coating requirements
necessary. Cap-stock materials will not need this care.
Please be sure to review your contract and proposal thoroughly
to know what the responsibilities of each party are and ask
lots of questions if you are unsure about anything. If you have
questions please contact
the office by
phone, email or cell and we'll be available to serve your needs
as you make the questions known to us.
Philip R. Tussing(Owner)
- Denver Decks