is your Wood Structure Restoration and Preservation Specialist, servicing Northern California
since 1999 Ca.Lic.#786427. Deck Doctors handles all aspects of restoration
such as REPAIRS, PRESSURE WASHING, SANDING, STAINING, SEALING and/or
REFINISHING. Quality workmanship with professional customer service for your
residential and commercial needs.
To schedule a free estimate, e-mail me
feel free to call
Listed below are some of the services that Deck Doctors provides. Click
on the word Photo Gallery that's highlighted below
right, for pictures and details of projects completed
by Deck Doctors.
Wood Structure, Composite Material and Siding Restoration and Preservation
Dry Rot or Termite
Pressure Washing, Stripping and/or
Grade Elastomeric Coatings
Pressure Washing and Sealing
Demolition and Hauling
Interior & Exterior
Termite Report (Section
1 Item) Repair
Wood structures have a long history in the United States and
today with synthetic materials playing a greater part in modern home
construction our love of wood as a building material is mostly kept alive
in our interior cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and trim work. And for the
exterior we have beautiful wood structures such as decks, overhangs, trellis and
gazebos. A new redwood or cedar deck can truly be a thing of beauty to behold. It can
increase the value of your home, expand your recreational space and help bring the
indoors to the outside. All exterior wood structures, including composite
material structures, require maintenance and preservation. In fact, exterior wood
structures like decks, trellis or overhangs are more susceptible to damage
from factors like sun rays and rain, than wood surfaces that are painted, such as your
house. For this
reason comprehensive and timely maintenance with a good protect ant, can
make a difference in how long your deck lasts and how much of the original
beauty it may retain. At Deck Doctors we take great pride in specializing in
wood structure maintenance. So if your wood structure is in need of care or
reviving call Deck Doctors, we are the professionals! We will put our vast
knowledge and experience in wood restoration and preservation to work for
Deck Doctors Refinishing Process
Fasten down any loose board members and countersink all protruding
fasteners. Remove all old existing finish or color from wood by application
of stripping agent or finish remover. Use
of deck brightener solution, (necessary after using a stripping agent or
finish remover) is to aid in removing tannin bleeding or darkening of the
wood, returning wood to its natural state.
Sand decking surfaces bare and smooth for a better look and feel.
Application of a cleaner/conditioner solution to kill any surface fungus, then pressure wash to ensure optimal dirt and fungus removal with
attention to gap spaces to remove dust and debris. Any repairs or
replacement of dry rot or damaged wood members and/or underpinning should be
completed before application of finish.
2. Application of Finish:
Prep for application of finish by laying down tarps and/or masking off any needed areas
or surfaces. Water based resin type finishes
can be applied to wood surfaces wet or dry. Oil based finishes can only be
applied when wood is dry. Application
of finish to wood surfaces is a combination of using rollers to apply
finish, then back-brushing for uniformity and to aid the penetration of oils
into wood. We apply fully translucent, semi-translucent and/or solid
finishes and stains to any type of wood structure or masonry surface.
Your decision for
the type and color tone of your finish or stain will be made at the time of the
estimate and based on homeowners request and/or our recommendation.
For best results aesthetically and
for the longevity of your structure or surface, I recommend Cabot Stains and
finishes. Cabot has a wide variety of color tones to choose from, as well as
being able to color match to any existing color. We've had great results and feedback
by using Cabot over the years and
Consumer Reports rates Cabot #1 on the list of all decking stains. For more
information on Cabot products, visit Cabot's website at
Clean-Up and Inspection:
up and removal of any refinishing and/or construction debris.
Any hazardous materials to be taken to
HazMat facility for proper disposal. Final inspection with homeowner.
Deck Doctor not
only specializes in deck repair and refinishing but we also provide
construction, remodeling, restoration and preservation services for most types of wood structures. Other structures include:
Furniture (chairs and tables), Gangways, Docks and Boardwalks.
beautify and preserve your Redwood or Cedar Shake and/or Siding.
Masonry surface pressure washing and sealing include: Concrete,
Pavers, Blocks, Stucco, Rock Aggregate. Almost any type of masonry
surface can be pressure washed, sealed or stained.
Deck Doctors provides exterior services for
Commercial Site Customers such as Home Owner Associations, Multi-Family
Housing, Schools, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Office Buildings and
more information on products and services or to schedule a free estimate, call (888)650-DECK(3325) or
(925)351-DECK(3325). Also, feel free to send any e-mail to
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