Tacoma Construction Blog

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Posts tagged cedar
Fences: More Expensive Now = Less Expensive Later

At the end of the day we decided we weren’t going to play the cheap fence game. It’s more important for us to be able to stand by everything we build and know it’s constructed with some best available materials, then to chase more money building things we can’t stand behind.

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The Dunn's Deck Project in Ruston

We first met the Dunn’s in the summer of 2018 when we built them a new modern cedar fence to enclose their property and give some privacy to the wide open back yard. The horizontal fence project turned out great and they said they would be calling us again in the future.

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The Caulkin's Patio + Pergola Project in North Tacoma

The Caulkin’s Patio & Pergola project was completed in summer 2019 in North Tacoma. The project got its start in the spring of 2019 when the homeowner reached out to Wilder with a photo of pergola that they really liked. Additionally, they wanted to create a space below the pergola to hang out, so we decided to create a simple 10x12 patio out of Mutual Materials Vancouver Bay 2x2 pavers.

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What Type of Decking is Best in Tacoma

People often ask us what type of decking is best to use here in Tacoma, and it’s a tough question to answer simply. It really depends on your budget, design style and location. There are pros and cons to every material, so we thought we could spend some time and breakdown the different materials individually to help you get educated on the products we can use for your project.

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Nobody NEEDS a Pergola.

What makes pergolas so cool? You don't really NEED them. Unlike many other things in a yard (fences, walls, etc.) their utility is simply to be a beautiful place to gather under. Having a pergola built will certainly add some flavor to your home’s exterior, and may even raise the value of your home a bit, but its real purpose is closer to art than necessity.

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