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Deck Building Cost in Maryville TN

Curious about how much a deck building project costs in Maryville TN? This guide will walk you through everything.

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At Riverview Decks, we know that a deck can be a great addition to any home. The only reason why some homeowners don’t have one already is because of the cost. Too many builders overcharge for subpar quality or take low bids without taking their customer’s best interests into consideration.

Here, we prioritize our client’s satisfaction by working hard to get them their dream deck at an affordable price. We also make sure every step of our process is pressure and stress-free so you can sit back and enjoy your new outdoor space with your family as soon as possible!

deck over water in backyard

Typical Deck Building Cost In Maryville TN

The size of your deck will be the primary factor in cost, with materials and elevation coming in second and third. If you want any additional features, those will also come at an extra cost. And finally, don’t forget that there are costs for labor when it comes to choosing who builds your deck for you. Here are the average costs of building a deck in Maryville TN:
Size (square feet) Average Cost
Basic Deck Construction 10'x10' $40k
Average Deck Construction 12'x18' $65k
High-end Deck Construction 18'x18' $80k

Make the most of your backyard this summer and call Riverview Decks for a new deck! We provide free estimates over the phone, but after we come to take a look at your property, we’ll give you an even more accurate price quote. You deserve to enjoy your own deck-building project and with our help, that’s easy and affordable!

Labor Costs In Deck Building In Maryville TN

Without any prior experience, taking on the task of building a deck by yourself is not recommended. Decks are meant to be safe, and missing crucial details or shortcuts could endanger anyone who uses it.

A professional builder will do a much better job than someone without practice or expertise–giving you peace of mind while they work more quickly and efficiently. In every case, it’s worth your money to hire somebody knowledgeable instead of attempting the project solo.


An architect’s first priority should be the functionality and safety of your deck design rather than its outward appearance. A reliable architect will charge you hourly, with rates falling between $125 to $250 per hour.

Deck Designer

If you want a deck that is not only stylish but safe, working with an architect is your best bet. They can help you choose the colors, materials, railings, and posts for your new deck. However, since they are highly sought-after professionals, they charge $100-$200 per hour for their work. For most projects of this nature, it takes 3 -4 hours to complete.

Deck Builders

If you want a porch, find reliable professionals who will make your vision come to life. In Maryville, Tennessee, carpenters with experience usually charge $30-$35/hour for building custom decks while those with less experience charge around $25/hour, and beginners are sometimes willing to work for as little as $15/hour.

If you’re looking to work with a contractor that makes getting your well-deserved deck so much easier, this is it! With Riverview Decks, you’re getting your own architect, deck designer, and builders, all-in-one.

deck with flowers on stairs

Deck Building Materials Cost

When you first reach us, we’ll want to know what kind of deck you were thinking of. There are two main types of decks, wood decks, and composite decks. Let’s see some differences:
Let’s see the cost associated with different sizes of composite and wood decks:

Wood Decks

Pressure-treated pine is increasingly popular for building decks because it is more attractive than other types of wood and doesn’t cost as much.

However, pressure-treated wood is a soft wood that’s susceptible to rot and pest damage. It requires constant attention and care, so definitely consider that before making your decision.

Let’s see some other types of wood and their cost of installation:

  • Pressure-treated pine deck: $15.00 to $18.00 per square foot installed.
  • Bamboo deck: $19.00 to $22.00 per square foot installed.
  • Cedar deck: $25.00 to $28.00 per square foot installed.
  • Composite deck: $29.00 to $31.00 per square foot installed.
  • Redwood deck: $33.00 to $35.00 per square foot installed.
  • Cumaru deck: $34.00 to $36.00 per square foot installed.
  • Massaranduba deck: $35.00 to $38.00 per square foot installed.
  • Garapa deck: $33.00 to $35.00 per square foot installed.
  • Tigerwood deck: $39.00 to $42.00 per square foot installed.
  • Ipe deck: $47.00 to $49.00 per square foot installed.
  • Teak deck: $49.00 to $51.00 per square foot installed.
raised deck attached to house

Composite Decks

Some advantages of having a composite deck include not needing to spend extra money on sealants and only pressure washing it once a year. If you think this is the right kind of material for your home, we suggest using TimberTech or Trex decking brands because they’re easily accessible with plenty of various options.

We would rather fetch the required composite decking boards ourselves from the shelf than wait for an order, which could take days or weeks. Usually, these types of materials cost around $60-$70 per square foot; however, we are willing to explore other options that may better suit your needs and budget.

Railings Cost

Some home choices, like shutter color, are personal preference. Others, such as railings on an elevated deck–wood isn’t safe- are required by law . Metal is currently the safest option and will most likely remain that way for years; they’re incredibly tough and not easily damaged. Another great perk of metal railings? They won’t rot or get eaten away by pests!
Although composite is a great selection, we typically recommend against it for a handful of reasons. Oftentimes, our customers have second thoughts after learning that the best TimberTech composite railing doesn’t cost much more than an average metal rail. Also, since the composite railing contains some wood components, it may degrade with time and use.
Although wood may give your home a classic look, it is the least practical railing option because it requires routine upkeep and treatment. If you don’t take care of it, wood will start to decay and become unsteady, which falls into the category of a dangerous hazard on any deck.

Deck Frame Costs

There are three main things we’ll include here: deck blocks or footings, posts, and the frame itself.

Deck blocks are most commonly concrete blocks used to support the deck posts. They sit on a gravel bed and cost approximately $15 each. A deck footing is a better-looking choice because it’s poured concrete that forms a solid surface in the ground for placing the post. The H-piers footings are the safest and most costly option you can get for footings.

The most popular choice for deck posts is 6’x6′ grade #1 pressure-treated wood. Even though it is strong and durable, there are better options available. If you want a real upscale deck, we recommend metal posts. Fortress Building Products offer some of the best metal frames on the market.

The frame is made of pressure-treated wood, with different hardware like brackets, nails, screws. Your contractor will consult you on these decisions as each option has its own unique price. If you want a really high-end deck, we recommend a metal frame instead.

wood deck frame

Extra Features

Although not technically required, accessories and additional features can improve your experience on the deck. For example, shade structures offer respite from the harsh sunrays or anti-slip boards can make it easier to move around a pool deck.
Let’s look at some of the most common upgrades.

3 Quick Tips When Budgeting For A Deck Building Project

Don't Underspend Or Overspend

People frequently go for the cheapest wood deck or railing option without comprehending the necessary upkeep, but that’s not always the most intelligent choice. Requiring less work in general, more expensive options aren’t always better either. Our company creates custom decks catering to your needs while staying within your desired budget, ensuring you don’t have to stress about future repairs down the line.

Know What You're Paying For

Here at our company, we always encourage customers to ask questions about their upcoming projects! We believe that this is the key to choosing the right contractor, as it displays full commitment to the project. In addition, it provides us with an opportunity to learn more about your specific needs.

Budget A Little Extra

A backup budget is critical to any project because, as anyone knows, things almost never go entirely as planned. Riverview Decks offers breakage insurance of 20% on all materials purchased to take this into account. Even if everything does go smoothly, it’s good practice to have some spares like extra decking boards that can be used later when the original ones begin to show degradation.
small deck in front of house

Ensure Your Money Is Well-Invested With Riverview Decks

Picture your perfect deck, without any stress about the money you’re spending. Then, invest with us! We always show our customers a complete and itemized list of materials so there are no surprises when it comes to pricing. You’ll love seeing your dream project come together – trust us, working with us is guaranteed to be worth it in the end! With us, you’ll get:

Get The Best Decking Solutions In Maryville TN Right Now!

Nate Burket, owner of Riverview Decks, deck builder in Knoxville, Tennesee

Call us at (865) 801-4545 and discuss your deck building in Maryville TN directly with Nate, the owner of Riverview Decks. Or click the button below for a free quote, and we’ll personally call you as soon as possible!

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