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Patio, Deck & Porch Repair Services

A deck, patio or porch is a beautiful addition to your outdoor space, providing a place to relax, enjoy hanging out with friends and family, and barbecuing during long summer evenings.

 

Yet, all outdoor structures are exposed to a variety of factors that cause wear and damage, including sunshine, rain, fluctuating temperatures and humidity. Although they are built to withstand the elements, as time goes on even the sturdiest structures will start to wear.

And when your deck, porch or patio looks worse for wear, has rotted planks, or concrete footings that are significantly cracked, it won't just look unattractive; it could also be a serious safety hazard. Loose railings, rotted steps, exposed nails and splintered boards may all cause a harmful accident.

Why Choose Mr. Handyman of Dallas?

That's where Mr. Handyman of Dallas steps in. Our team has years of experience completing a range of porch, patio and deck repairs. Not only are we highly versatile technicians, but we're also skilled carpenters. From replacing a step that has fallen through to rebuilding the structure entirely, you can count on us to get the job done right the first time.

When you call our hardworking team, we'll book a convenient appointment time to assess and fix the damage. We'll arrive promptly, wearing the Mr. Handyman uniform so you know who's arrived at your door. Our team will be equipped with all the necessary tools, expertise and experience to efficiently make the repairs. We'll work carefully to ensure the area is safe, usable and beautiful. Upon finishing the job, we'll clean up so that there's no remaining material lying around or tools that could be harmful to your family. We can also help with assembling patio furniture, fire pits and built-in barbecues.

Our Services include:

  • Board and railing replacement

  • Grading and drainage solutions

  • Footing installation

  • Stair replacement

  • Regular sealing and staining

  • Sanding and painting

  • Checking stairs, railings, boards, joists, and planks for signs of wear

  • Using a hammer to flatten protruding nails and other hazards

Sometimes, signs you need repair services can be tricky to spot—or, you might feel like the issue is not a big deal. If you notice any of the following, then you should contact your local services technicians at Mr. Handyman of Dallas:

Common Issues include:

  • Loose, cracked, or rotten wood

  • Boards have become too pliant

  • Handrails are too loose

  • Old or weakened support posts or concrete footings

  • Drainage and erosion issues

  • Rodents or pests are causing problems

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if My Wood Deck is Rotten?

There are a few signs that indicate you have wood rot in your deck, patio or porch:

  • Decaying or crumbling timber

  • Stringy surfaces or wood that breaks apart in cube-like pieces

  • Yellow or white discoloration

  • Soft wood

If you're unsure whether your timber has rotted, the easiest way to check is by lightly pressing a screwdriver into the wood. If it sinks in or the area feels spongy, it's decaying. Be sure to use a flashlight to check areas that are hard to reach or don't receive a lot of sunshine (such as boards and planks underneath the structure's surface).

Should I Replace My Deck Instead of Repairing It?

There are a few things to think about before hiring replacement services. Firstly, do you like the appearance of your outdoor living space? If it's not your style, doesn't suit your taste, or has a poor layout it could be time for an update.

Secondly, how damaged is the structure? If your deck or porch's foundation is suffering from serious wood rot or was badly damaged in a storm, it may be a wiser decision to replace it entirely. A professional contractor like the team at Mr. Handyman of Dallas will be able to provide professional advice, as well as both repair and replacement services.

What is the Average Lifespan of a Deck?

How long your outdoor living space lasts largely depends on the materials and how well it's cared for. Wood has a tendency to rot over time, but treated materials repel rot spores longer.

Also, composite materials tend to have a much longer lifespan. Naturally, if you're annually staining and sealing your deck it will last much longer. With all those factors in mind, usually decking and porches can last between 10 and 30 years.

Does a Deck Increase Home Value?

Yes, although decks can be costly to install, they can add up to 80% of the initial investment onto your home's overall resale value. Also, keep in mind that if your home already has an outdoor space, maintaining it is the most cost-effective way to keep it in tip-top condition—boosting both your home's resale value and general appeal.

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Deck?

At Mr. Handyman, we charge upfront, hourly fees for our work. Transparency is important to our company, and one of our pro technicians will be able to give you a better idea of what the repair will cost after ascertaining the damage.

Book One of Our Pros Today!

Are you ready to hire our repair services? If your deck, porch, or patio looks like it has seen better days—or you want to invest in maintenance to get the most out of the structure—trust our experts to return it to its former glory. Not only do we offer high quality workmanship, but our team is also known for our unparalleled customer service. From start to finish, we aim to provide you with an excellent experience with our company.

To book one of our service professionals today, we invite you to call our friendly office staff at 972-627-4518. You can also reach us online by filling out our service request form.