FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions about Deck Installation Projects

Do you build with exclusively low-maintenance materials?

Most of our projects are built with low-maintenance materials — including vinyl and composite decking — but we also build wood decks, including pressure-treated and exotic hardwoods, if a customer prefers wood.


Do I need a building permit?

Stump’s Decks handles all building and zoning permits. We ask that the customer provide a plot plan of their property so that we can include it with the permit applications. We do not handle Home Owners’ Association approval, although we’ll be glad to provide drawings and
renderings for the HOA upon request.


What can I expect at a sales call?

At the sales call, your salesman will meet you, discuss the design of your deck, and show you the materials that we work with, so that he has the information that he needs to give you a detailed proposal and renderings. It’s also a time for you to ask us any questions that you’d like concerning our company and our construction practices. Request a Quote Today »


How long does a typical project last?

Smaller projects generally take less than a week, while larger projects can take up to two to three weeks. During this time we keep the disruption to a minimum by sending out prompt and courteous work crews, with no smoking, foul language, or trash in your yard.


How far ahead should I call if I want to build a deck by the springtime?

If you want to have a project scheduled for spring, summer, or fall, we recommend that you contact us three or four months in advance, so that you have enough time to meet with a salesman, review a proposal, and accept the proposal. During the winter months, two to three months is generally all that you need to get on our installation schedule.


What does a typical project cost?

Many of our basic low-maintenance decks cost between $10,000-$15,000. However because sizes, options, and materials can vary greatly from project to project, the cost of a project can reach $40,000 and beyond. A roof and deck project combined can cost between $20,000
to $45,000 and above.


Why should I consider Stump’s for my backyard project?

To answer this question, we encourage customers to look at our online reviews with Angie’s List, Houzz, and Google. We realize that to rise above the crowd in the construction industry not only requires excellent craftsmanship, but also excellent customer service. This should take place not only during construction, but with every step of the relationship with Stump’s.