Pat Noonan, President of Deck and Basement Company Enters The National Deck Competition

Deck and Basement Company has entered there amazing Charlie's on Prior project in the National Deck Competition. The project is a perfect example of the craftsmanship Pat Noonan is known for. The deck features 5,000 square feet of Trex Transcend™ decking and 1,000 linear feet of UltraLox™ aluminum railing. The category is a peoples choice. This will allow the public to vote on the project. You are able to vote daily. Please take a moment to vote for this amazing project.

Here is a direct link to vote for the NADRA People's Choice Award for Charlie's on Prior. Vote today...vote everyday until 10/3/16.

 

***Tip: Voting resets at midnight PST. You cannot vote again on the same project before voting resets for that day. (Actual vote totals do not reset, just your ability to vote once every 24 hours is what resets.) Contest ends on Monday, October 3rd at 11:59pm EST. The winner will receive the “2016 People's Choice” award from NADRA. Award will be presented at Main event on October 6th, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. You do not need to be present to win.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

This popular lakeside restaurant features more than 5,000 square feet of Trex Transcend™ decking and 1,000 linear feet of UltraLox™ aluminum railing. The project completed in November 2015 just days before its opening and provides seating for 40 on the balcony and breath-taking views of the lake.

In order to meet ADA requirements with the existing site elevations, the design of the accessible ramp required four direction changes and is over 120 feet long. The upper deck includes a membrane system to allow dining, bar and TV-viewing areas to remain operational during rain or shine. The lower deck, which is built 18 feet over the lakeshore, presented design challenges. Existing 18-foot deep pylon footings had to be re-used as new footings were not permitted. The solution: 26’ long, 6”x18’ treated laminated beams were secured to the existing pylons which corrected imperfections of the old foundation and leveled the deck surfaces. All fascia and post wraps feature James Hardie cement board. Cedar tongue and groove finish the bottom of the membrane deck. Due to its popularity as an evening hangout on the lake, nearly 100 LED rail post lamps were used to guide boaters to the restaurant.

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That story prompted WCCO to find out more about deck safety.

INONA, Minn. (WCCO) — It’s supposed to be a place where people gather and relax. But eight people ended up in a hospital after a back yard deck collapsed in Winona, and one with serious injuries. It was around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday when a group of people were standing on the deck. Winona State Junior Melissa Hurley was in the apartment below. “I was in shock watching it because you don’t expect a deck with people, I mean, everyone’s having fun, it’s homecoming, everyone’s out here having a good time seeing each other,” Hurley said. “And then you look outside and people are falling to the ground on a deck.” It’s not clear how many people were on the deck when it happened. That story prompted WCCO to find out more about deck safety. Pat Noonan of Deck and Basement Company builds decks in the Cities. He says a new, professionally-built deck should be weather-safe. “We have a pretty high snow load that’s calculated into the overall design of the deck,” Noonan said. He says if you have a deck that was built by a homeowner, or is 15-plus years old, danger could be lurking below. “Almost all the deck collapses I have heard about has been due to construction, not due to people or snow being on top of the deck,” he said. And that seems to be what happened to a Champlain man’s deck back in July, when four people went to the hospital. The deck attached to the 20-plus-year-old home was held together with small nails, unbeknownst to the current homeowner. A key piece of construction to prevent collapses, according to Noonan, is between the deck and side of the home. “It’s called ledger flashing. What that’s doing is it’s keeping water from penetrating between the house and the deck,” Noonan said. It keeps the deck from rotting or weakening after a snow melt, and the brackets help keep a tight connection when there’s a party-sized load of people on top. A deck builder or city inspector can tell you if a deck is safe or not. More information on safe decks and proper deck-building techniques can be found on North American Deck & Railing Association’s website.
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