On the 10th of July we started the process of getting a new deck in my mom's backyard. Nate McArthur (that used to be in our ward) and his brother Dan, came and starting taking the deck apart. The next day they put Trex on the upper deck and poured cement for the lower patio. It stayed like this for 2 weeks, while the railing was ordered. This past Tuesday they came, built the stairs, and finished up the deck. Then yesterday they put the railing on!! It looks amazing!! The old deck was at least 15-20 years old. The slats were too far apart, and the railing was horrible (sorry dad), and there was no railing on the stairs! Xander was all too often coming in with slivers in his hands from the deck, so that is what sparked the decision to replace the deck! It is so nice, much bigger, and there is room for a table and chairs on the main deck! It will be nice to want to use it now! Enjoy the slideshow of before, during, and afters!!!
They are also putting railing on the front porch, but ran out of bolts, so it's not done. I will post when it's finished. (I will have to search and see if I can find a before picture of the porch too!)