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Deck Building Cost in Farragut TN

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

deck building cost Farragut TN guide

A deck can be a great addition to any home, but the cost often deters homeowners in Farragut from taking on the project. Many builders overcharge for subpar quality, take low bids without considering the customer’s best interest, or simply provide an inferior product.

At Riverview Decks, we prioritize our client’s satisfaction by working hard to get them their dream deck at a price that won’t break the bank. We 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.

Typical Deck Building Cost In Farragut TN

You will be most affected by the size of your deck in terms of determines its cost, with materials and elevation following closely behind. With any extras you might want, those will also come at an increase in price. And finally, don’t forget that there are costs for the labor as well when it comes to choosing who builds your deck for you.
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 Farragut 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 primary responsibility is to focus on the functionality and safety of your deck design, rather than its appearance. A good architect will charge you between $125 to $250 per hour for their services.

Deck Designer

Homeowners who want a deck that is both fashionable and safe typically work with an architect. The designer will assist in selecting the color scheme, materials, railings, and posts for the new space. Highly sought-after deck designers charge $100-$200 per hour for their expertise. A project of this nature usually takes 3 -4 hours to complete.

Deck Builders

Those who wish to have a porch built should hire deck builders, and contractors that will turn the vision for the porch into reality. In Farragut, Tennessee experienced carpenters usually charge $30-$35/hour for building custom decks while less experienced professionals 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.

wood deck with railings

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 growing in popularity as a decking material because it looks nicer 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.
wood deck near pool

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 get these materials straight from the shelf instead of waiting for a order. Composite decking boards usually cost $60.00 to $70.00 per square foot; however, depending on your needs and budget, we could go with a different product altogether .

Railings Cost

Some home choices are personal preference, like shutter color. Others are required by law, such as railings on an elevated deck–wood isn’t safe. 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!
While composite is a great choice, we typically advise against it for a few reasons. More often than not, our customers change their minds after learning that the best TimberTech composite railing doesn’t cost much more than an average metal rail. Furthermore, because the composite railing is still made partly of wood, it may suffer wear and tear over time.
Wood 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.
wood deck with white railings

Deck Frame Costs

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

Deck blocks are commonly used to support deck posts and cost around $15 each. They sit on a gravel bed. If you’re looking for a better-looking choice, go with a deck footing instead. Footings are made of poured concrete that forms a solid surface in the ground specifically for placing the post. H-piers footings are the safest—and most costly—option available.

Grade #1 pressure-treated wood is the most popular lumber used for posts, but it’s not the best choice. Metal frames from Fortress Building Products are a better option if you’re looking to build an upscale deck.

The frame of your deck is an important foundation, so we recommend pressure-treated wood for durability and different hardware like brackets, nails, and screws for a custom look. 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

Accessories and other additional features are not required, but they can make your time on the deck more convenient. For example, shade structures provide relief from the sun’s heat, or anti-slip boards can be helpful for 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

Many people choose the cheapest wood deck or railing without considering the required upkeep, but that is not always the smartest move. The most expensive option isn’t always the best and usually requires more work down the road. At our company, we make custom decks that fit your needs while staying within your preferred budget so you don’t have to worry about future repairs.

Know What You're Paying For

Asking questions is the key to choosing the right contractor. This demonstrates that you’re fully committed to the project and provides us with an opportunity learn more about your needs. Here at our company, we welcome customers who ask questions about their upcoming projects!

Budget A Little Extra

Having a backup budget is key to any project because, as we all know, things never go 100% according to plan. At Riverview Decks, we take this into account by offering breakage coverage of 20% on all our materials. Moreover, even if everything does go smoothly, it’s always good to have some spares around – like extra decking boards that you can use down the line when your original ones start showing signs of wear and tear.

Ensure Your Money Is Well-Invested With Riverview Decks

If you’re envisioning an idyllic deck without the hassle or worry about where your money is going, then we urge you to consider investing with us. We pride ourselves in being upfront and detailed when it comes to material costs as well as pricing overall. You’ll adore seeing your dream come alive before your eyes – working with us guaranteed to be worth it in the end! With us, you’ll get:

Get The Best Decking Solutions In Farragut 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 Farragut, 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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