A new patio and deck in Fairbanks, Alaska

See the new concrete patio and second story deck we added to a return clients home.  It is a good example of starting fresh after removing a temporary deck.

Here we have made concrete forms to pour a new patio that also serves as a solid foundation for the second story deck. We compacted 4 inches of fine gravel that we hauled on to site.

Making concrete forms for a deck in fairbanks, alaska

For you do-it-yourselfers (DIY) you can use Sono tubes as alternative foundation if you do not want or need the patio.  Sono tubes are a must on disturbed soils but can also be replaced with simple pier blocks in some situations.

Slab just after screeding concrete.

We also put black steel into the concrete slab so we could insert the adjustable post saddles into the concrete for any movement that  might occur.  Above posts have been set with our load bearing beam on top and bracing on the sides.  Also a handy photo for a DIY deck building.

This is a nice change from the before photo and a great new space to spend time.

The new view from the upper deck.

And now summer is more fun in someone else’s backyard.

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About Mike Knoche

Straight Ahead Construction is a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor, construction company based in Fairbanks, Alaska with a great reputation for honest, good work. View all posts by Mike Knoche

2 responses to “A new patio and deck in Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Sue Royston

    Mike and Luke have done it again for me! First they modified my front porch with new steps and railing, now they’ve made the most beautiful deck at the back of my house. It’s the attention to detail that I really love about their work. There’s an extra handrail built in to the back steps and an extra wide top rail around the deck so I can set out flowers. AWESOME! Straight Ahead Construction is 5 star Excellence. They will continue to be first on my list to call for future projects. Thank you both!!!

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