Decks: Advocating Access for All

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Take a look at the great decks that Prevost Construction has built over the years:




The pictures below are of decks ADA approved.
If you need to build a handicap accessible ramp to attach to your deck be aware that there are very specific rules that must be followed.  First you must build the ramp at a 1:12 slope, which means that you can only drop 1’ for every 12’ of distance the ramp covers.  ADA ramps that extend beyond 30’ must have an intermediate landing.  The ramp and platforms must be finished with a slip resistant surface. 
Ramps are usually framed with 2×12 stringers the same as stairs.  Because ramps will usually terminate at the ground it may be necessary to bury a part of the frame to provide a smooth landing area.  In order to do this you need to use .60  RET pressure treated lumber that is rated for ground contact.  You may also want to surround the base of the ramp with compact gravel to promote drainage.  Rails are required as in the case of stairs.  Always verify your plans with your local building inspections department before building a ramp.


Decking Accessories

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Interested in adding a little “something” to accessorize your deck?
Universal Forest Products includes post caps, balusters, and deck lights to add an elegant touch to your outside deck.

These products add style and uniqueness!

Pick out great finishing touches to add to your deck by going to

Alternative to Wood: Go Green!

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Tired of your beautiful deck deteriorating? Check out this product!

As an alternative to wood and lumber, this product is fire safe and made from recycled material (go green!). It stays strong and new after years of weather exposure.  This product is not only used for decks but can be used for docks, arbors and fences!

Check out the link below to find a reliable lumber that lasts a lifetime.