Last summer, my wife and I decided to redo our backyard deck as well as patio and stonework in our backyard and along the side of our house. We spent some time comparing companies online and received some in-person estimates. In the end we settled on Royal Decks. Miro was patient, calm and understanding. He answered all of our questions and made good suggestions. He made us feel comfortable and confident in his plan.
After much research and debate about the deck materials (composite vs wood vs PVC) we decided on PVC decking. Our decisions were based largely on durability and stability of the materials, with an eye toward aesthetics and level of maintenance. Miro also helped us select the various stone materials to be used for the patio portion of the project, which helped make our life easier. Throughout the whole process, Miro was patiently receptive to all our questions and last-minute changes of mind.
The work was started in mid-fall and, working around weather limitations, the crew finished in early winter. First the stonework was laid and landscaping was done. Chris and his crew worked quickly and efficiently, with Chris providing suggestions where he thought it warranted. We took his advice more often than not, and were rewarded with a great landscaping job, including a re-leveling of the entire backyard, which created a new functional space for us.
Next, our old deck was torn down in less than a day. Once the new deck was started, it took about three weeks to complete. Steve, Pat and Ron put their heads down and worked, no matter how cold or dark it was outside. Friendly and approachable, they patiently answered our many questions and took our suggestions. Many of our neighbours have complimented us on our beautiful new deck.
Very thorough and conscientious work by all. We are quite happy with the end result. The job was not cheap, but nonetheless, I would highly recommend Royal Decks to anyone looking for a team that does excellent work with an excellent attitude.