Decks & Patio Design in Augusta, GA
Crafting flawless deck and patio designs to fit your families needs in the greater Augusta, GA area.
Whether you are looking to update your backyard area, or you’re in the pre-build or pre-purchase process for your new Augusta, GA home and are looking for constructional guidance, Origin will work with you to design a custom-built deck and/or patio that fits your space, style, and budget. Our Augusta, GA contractors employ the best patio and deck technology out there like non-wood composite decking because they understand that these outdoor spaces are long-term investments in your home, and we approach each project with exemplary craftsmanship and attention to detail to leave you with a finished product that can stand up to weather and time.
What are the best materials for decking?
There are several different material options to choose from when constructing an outdoor deck in or around the Augusta, GA area, and the location, function, and cost should factor into your final decision.
- The most popular and least expensive decking option is Pressure-Treated Lumber; it’s readily available, easy to cut and install, and the wood has been chemically treated to resist wood-boring bugs and fungi. The downside is that PT Lumber is prone to warping, cracking, and staining, and it requires annual maintenance of pressure washing and staining.
- A more expensive, but purest decking material is Redwood lumber, or imported exotic lumber like Tigerwood, Cumaru, or Philippine. All these woods are natural bug and fungi resistant so there’s no need to chemically treat the boards. These woods aren’t without their maintenance needs, though; in order to keep their recognizable hue, staining and power washing are a must every few years.
- Composite or Plastic decking is a highly popular material these days. There are various brands to sort through, but most composite lumber is made of wood fibers and recycled plastic. Since the boards aren’t entirely wood, there’s almost no maintenance involved with these decks after installation.
Is a permit required to build a deck?
The State of Georgia enforces strict building regulations that specify the bare minimum building requirements for a single span, single level residential deck must meet. Augusta, GA residents may construct larger-scale decks so long as their construction meets these minimum requirements. Our expert landscape architects have a thorough understanding of local and State building codes so you can rest easy knowing your outdoor space is built to last.