"I installed Silca Grates on a renovated early 1990's wolmanized structural frame in 2012 and am very pleased with the outcome. I live in a heavily wooded area and the deck is shaded most of the day. The Silca Grates provided a clean, easy to install support for dry laid concrete pavers to replace the original cedar 2X decking. This weekend I performed my first power wash of the paver surface, and the deck looks as good as new. During the intervening 6 years, the only routine maintenance performed on the deck was with a battery powered leaf blower. Try that on a conventional deck design."
The decision to use the StoneDeks System for our new deck was an easy one. We wanted a unique, low maintenance deck but found composite decking far too expensive. Fortunately, we discovered StoneDeks System via an internet search for “decking alternatives.” Bart and his staff answered all of our questions and really put us at ease. They worked with us to design the deck of our dreams and they assured us throughout the construction process. Looking back at our decision to partner with StoneDeks, and more importantly looking out over our new deck, we obviously made the right choice. I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in an
easy-to-care-for decking solution that is both cost effective and distinctive.
StoneDeks System allowed me to do the impossible. As a petite woman that set out to build my mom a stone porch by myself, halfway across the country, with only 7 days to do it in; I had a daunting task ahead of me. But your products made it happen. I planned, designed, ordered the SilcaGrates, installed, finished and was on my plane 7 days later. “Grateful” is the appropriate word for how I feel about the StoneDeks System! You made the impossible possible. Thank you, StoneDeks!
DIY Daughter of the Year
The StoneDeks System allowed me to make the compromise of building a deck versus a patio. The system is simple and versatile. In my opinion, the uses for your product in hardscaping and landscaping are endless. I have talked to a couple of the larger landscaping companies in the area and they are very excited about your product. I plan to hire one of them to put in stone steps around the deck for me do to the lack of time I have to finish before winter. I believe in your product and will continue to use it as a homeowner as or as an “installer” in the neighborhood because StoneDeks has definitely peaked some interest around here.
We were reluctant to resurface our existing 6 foot tall wood deck, but at the same time you know all the time and effort of staining. The StoneDeks System substructure with Travertine pavers were an answer to the ongoing upkeep problems we had with our old wood deck. The SilcaGrate was very simple to install, and I did it myself with the help of 2 of my children, ages 12 and 14. We weren't sure how strong the plastic would be at first, but were very surprised with how solid our deck is when we would walk on it. Our friends and family have all been surprised to see the Travertine on our deck! It is much more attractive, and there is no threat of splinters, like the old wood deck. The StoneDeks System has exceeded our expectations and I would suggest your product to anyone looking to install or replace a deck.
I wanted to offer stone decks to my customers, but any underlayment would have trapped moisture. Plus, the joist system would have to be significantly reinforced to support the weight. In my opinion, no composite deck can compare to the beauty of a stone deck. There’s something about the stone that adds style and class and just feels solid. I was amazed at how easy it was to cut and install to match the shape of any elevated structure. I can use it to build anything my customer’s desire using stone, slate, or bricks-including two-story decks, two or three-tier decks, stairs. The possibilities are unlimited.
General Contractor, Richardson Brothers Construction & Demolition