Deck Construction Design

Deck construction and design are important for creating a safe, durable, and visually appealing outdoor living space. Consider materials, drainage, local codes for construction, and size, shape, and features for design. A well-constructed and designed deck adds value and enjoyment to a home.

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Louisville Deck Construction and Design

Wood Decks

We will start our Design Build process by discussing deck types with you. Wood is the most common and cost-effective material, and we provide a variety of wood types that affect the project’s budget, maintenance needs, lifespan, and appearance. We’ll collaborate with you to select the best material that fits your style and budget objectives.

  • Pressure Treated
  • Pine
  • Cedar
  • Mahogany
  • Teak

Composite Decks

Our professional installation ensures that composite decks are durable, effortless to clean, and require minimal maintenance. As a result, composite decks have become a preferred decking solution among our clients due to their long-lasting nature.

  • Azek
  • Trex
  • TimberTech
  • Maintenance Free Decking

Floor Patterns

Deck floor patterns can offer a distinctive appearance and will depend on your deck’s design and style. The most popular patterns include diagonal at 45 degrees, v-shape, parquet, angle-cut herringbone, basketweave, diamond, perimeter-trimmed, and alternating board widths.

  • 45 Degrees Diagonal
  • V-Shape
  • Parquet
  • Angle-cut
  • Herringbone
  • Basketweave


Deck borders add aesthetic appeal and serve a functional purpose by creating a neat edge around your deck, steps, and dividing areas to conceal deck seams. They also improve safety by defining the deck’s edges and reducing the risk of accidents.

  • Picture-Framing
  • Perimeter Boarders
  • Area Divisions


Integrated benches are constructed during deck installation, saving space and offering a durable seating option that’s built into the deck structure. On the other hand, free-standing benches are highly flexible and can be easily moved around to provide versatile outdoor seating arrangements.

  • Built-In Benches
  • Free-Standing Benches
  • Outdoor Seating

A few things to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Should You Build a Deck Yourself?

Deck construction is a significant undertaking, especially for those without construction expertise, and is not a typical DIY project. The complexity and liability involved in deck construction necessitate the involvement of professional contractors to ensure structural integrity and safety. At Decks Unlimited, we can guarantee a secure and durable deck for many generations to come.

Professional Staff

Our deck builders at Decks Unlimited are experienced professionals with a deep understanding of the industry. With their expertise and knowledge, we can bring your dream deck to life.

Quality Products

To ensure a high-quality finished product, we carefully select and install only the best materials. At Decks Unlimited, we work closely with our suppliers to provide top-of-the-line brands such as Trex, Azek, Deckorators, Timbertech, and many more.

Competitive Prices

Decks Unlimited offers free estimates with transparent and competitive pricing. We can also accommodate your timeline for designing and building your deck, ensuring that your backyard is party-ready when you need it to be.

How much would it cost to build a 20x20 deck?

Decking costs are mainly determined by the materials used. The average cost for pressure-treated lumber, hardwood, or composite decking is around $25-$30 per square foot, resulting in a total cost of approximately $10,000-$12,000 for a 20 x 20 deck. The deck's elevation is another factor that can impact the overall cost.

What is the cheapest material to build a deck?

Pressure-treated wood is an economical option, typically costing $1.50 to $2.50 per square foot. Cedar is also a popular decking material known for its aesthetic appeal and availability.

How long does a deck last?

An untreated wood deck can last for 10 to 30 years, while decks made of treated wood or composite materials can last up to 50 years. Composite decks usually come with a warranty, ranging from 20 years up to a lifetime warranty.