Tim Copeland Construction
2307 Buffalo St, White Bear Township, MN 55110

651.344.1849 | | tim@edeck.net | | License # BC647749

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Deck Inspection Report, Bid & Contract  (v.01)
January 27, 2016

Existing Situation

Date inspected January 27, 2016
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Conclusions/Recommendations

Remove and replace entirely
Correct Defects itemized above
Replace Railing Replace decking Replace stairs Replace Footing(s)


New Deck Job Description

Provide proof of licensing and liability insurance
Submit site plan, elevation plan, and building permit; post permit.
Mark utilities for digging

 


Framing

This is a typical framing situation, not your deck plan. Drag the posts to adjust width, or use the arrows to adjust width and depth (requires Flash plug-in).

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Frost Footings


Height
at highest point

Lumber
Kiln dried josts & beams

Posts
above ground installation

Beams
notched into posts


Joists
Cantilevered

Other
Hot Tub Support Capacity
Future Porch Support Capacity
Screen base for future porch
Underdeck™

Typical frost footing

Typical framing

 


Decking
Your selection is highlighted. Other options are shown for your convenience. Please inquire in any of the other options interest you. Some of these options are already estimated below, under the TOTAL price.

 

Azek™ Brownstone, clay, slate grey, or modena Cellular PVC


Installed with the HidFAST hidden fastener system*



Click on the small color chips on top to change field, border, rim and riser colors

Cortex inset matching screw covers are used where invisible fasteners are not possible (stairs, against house, borders)

acadia brown- stone clay cobre fawn kona modena morado redland rose sedona silver oak slate grey tahoe white

VekaDeck
Cellular PVC


walnut
khaki
almond
mocha
gray
white

A solid fairly well priced option similar to Azek.



Westech
6-12 Vinyl


Almond
Sandstone
Clay
White
Stone

These boards are tongue and grooved, so they are great for where you don't want stuff falling thru. You will still get drips of water tho.

Cedar
wood


2 x 6's
5/4" deck boards

These boards are typically spaced at about 3/16th" of an inch apart.

Veranda™ "ArmorGuard"
Composite


Seaside Gray
Coastal Cedar
Nantucket Gray
Brazilian Walnut


Another composite option.

 

 


 

Railing
Your selection is highlighted. Other options are shown for your convenience. Please inquire in any of the other options interest you. Some of these options are already estimated below, under the TOTAL price.

Westbury™ Aluminum

In white, bronze or black (or special orders).
Excellent no maintenance option, solid and strong aluminum with a non-glossy high tech finish at a good price.

Westbury Tuscany in Black
Westbury Options use 4" posts instead of 2" posts
use crossover posts instead of line posts
make railing 42" instead of 36" high
use alternate post caps
use alternate spindle shape or color
You may ask about a price for any of these variations on the Westbury aluminum railing.
+$$ + $$ +$$
+$$$ +$$$$ + $$$$$  

 

Other Railing Options:    

Cedar
with Bottom Rail

4x4 cedar posts mounted on outside rim, over fascia; horizontal 2x4's mounted upright between posts; spindles installed 4" on center in each railing segements. All railing covered with top 2x6 top rail, routed and sanded smooth.
Options:

Cedar
w/ Aluminum Spindles

4x4 cedar posts mounted on outside rim, over fascia; horizontal 2x4's mounted upright between posts; Aluminum spindles mounted on plastic retaining spools; installed 4" on center in each railing segements. All railing covered with top 2x6 top rail, routed and sanded smooth.
Railing height
Post spacing

 


Cedar
with no Bottom Rail

4x4 cedar posts mounted on outside rim, over fascia; horizontal 2x4's mounted upright between posts; spindles installed 4" on center in each railing segements, attached at the bottom to deck fascia. All railing covered with top 2x6 top rail, routed and sanded smooth.

spindles on rim
CableRail™
between cedar posts

Maximum view with CableRail. We use the actual CableRail™ brand, usually in cedar posts. It requires 8 rows to get to 36" minimum code height.


Stairs


steps

Other Stair Options:    

quarter turn
steps total

half turn
steps total

double turn
steps total

Double direction stairs
Sloped Ramp  
Wood Grip Rail on each stairs  
copper grip rail on each stairs  
ADA Compliant Railing
on each stairs
 
     

 


Fascia & Stair Risers
Your selection is highlighted. Other options are shown for your convenience. Please inquire in any of the other options interest you. Some of these options are already estimated below, under the TOTAL price.

 

 

 

 

 

rough-sawn cedar
Trex white Trim boards  
Brown treated lumber  
none (exposed green-treated framing)  

Final Items

Here's the total cost from the selections made above, and also some numbers on frequency asked questions about changes you could make. After you let me know your final decisions, this document will be refined, simplified and resubmitted, so don't print it for signing just yet. Click on underlined text for more information on that particular option.

 

+ Permit Cost permit is not required customer procured permit
Permit cost is unknown until it is applied for. There is no charge for developing the documents necessary to get the permit for this job.

Terms 60% down at time of first materials order. Balance is due upon completion.

DATE: January 27, 2016
1-NAMES OF ALL OWNERS (YOU): 

2-OWNER'S MAILING ADDRESS: same as shown above,
or
3-OWNERS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
(ownership of property must be verified):
4-OWNER'S TELEPHONE:
5-JOB LOCATION same as shown above,
or , if different than owner's mailing address:

YOU AND  TIM COPELAND COMPANIES,L.L.C., (DBA "Tim Copeland Construction")(BUILDER) AGREE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Builder agrees to perform the following work (attach plans dated, and specifications dated, if any, to this Contract):

Build/install a deck as previously bid at by mail or personal delivery.

You agree to pay Builder for this work as follows:

60%  of this amount, or $ to start project due at time of lumber delivery,  the balance  upon completion. Inspection for permit may occur after this point.The price for the work includes all labor, materials, and the building permits unless indicated separately on the bid. You agree to provide electricity;  water to mix cement with;  a place to dispose of excavated dirt that can be accessed reasonably with a wheelbarrow.You will get the money to pay the Builder from the work from:

2) You may not occupy or use any of the work done by the Builder until the Builder has been paid in full.  All work is considered completed upon Inspection by City Building Official.   If no permit is required, the Builder will determine when the work is complete.

3) The Builder agrees to start work on or before ( a spare week is allowed here from the actual scheduled start date, to accommodate unforeseen circumstances) and all work will be completed within 30 days (most decks are complete within 8 days; this is merely generic statement for the sake of this contract form).  You will agree that the Builder is not responsible for delays in completion of the work due to weather, strikes, war, shortage or delay in getting materials,  government regulations, court actions or any other cause beyond the Builder's control.  You agree to pay for unexpected or unanticipated extra costs such as soil corrections, inferior attachment area on your house, or removal of debris that is buried and is preventing the installation of the footings.

4)Builder will provide Builder's risk insurance in the amount of this Contract.  You will be responsible for losses not covered by Builder's Insurance, including any deductable.

5) If you fail to pay the Builder any payments due under the terms of this Contract within 3 days of the written request for payment, the Builder may stop work without further notice.  You will be liable to Builder for all payments due up to the time work is stopped, and for all losses, soft costs, and damages.  The Builder will only restart work after you have paid all money due the Builder and the Builder is satisfied that you have the ability to pay for the remaining work.If at any time the Builder reasonably believes that you will not have sufficient funds to pay the Builder any payment scheduled to be due under this Contract, after 1 day written notice to you, the Builder may stop work.  If you provide the Builder with evidence, satisfactory to the Builder, of your ability to meet all payment obligations, Builder may continue work under the Contract. 

If work has stopped for any reason, for more than 10 days, Builder may terminate this Contract and recover from you, payment for all work completed, and for all lossses sustained by the Builder on all material, machinery, equipment or tools, overhead, soft cost,  profit and damages.

6) You and the Builder have agreed that you will do the following work: .

You understand that this work must be done on time, as determined by the Builder, or you agree to pay the Builder all costs for any delay caused by you.

7) You understand that there are no oral agreements between you and Builder.  Everything you expect Builder to do has been included, in writing, in this Contract.  Nothing in this contract can be changed unless it is changed in writing, in this Contract.  Nothing in this Contract can be changed unless it is changed in writing on a separate form and signed by both you and Builder. This Contract may be NOT be assigned by Builder without your consent.

8) Sometimes concealed conditions prevent me from knowing the extent of work required. Most often this comes into play with the ledger or buried items in the digging area. If a rotted rim joist is revealed during the process, I have the right to notify you of additional charges for the work required to make attachment of a ledger possible and viable, and also add additional charges to excavate materials unseen during the bid process.

9) If tree roots are within the digging area, I cannot be held responsible for damage to the tree at any time. Customer acknowledges the risk of digging within his planned jobsite of any potential tree root damage, and will not hold Tim Copeland Construction liable.

10)  If Builder is required to retain an attorney to collect any money you owe, you agree to pay all the Builder's attorney fees, costs, and disbursements. 

11) Your signature on this Contract attests to your financial responsibility, ability, and willingness to pay in accordance with the terms of this Contract.   You represent to the Builder that you have no plans to file bankruptcy or seek other protection from your creditors, that all information in this Contract is correct, and that you have read and understand this Contract.  You represent and warrant to Builder that you are the owner of the property on which the Builder will do the work.

12) Right to repair: Minnesota statute 327A states that I am allowed first opportunity to repair any defects in the work first. You may not hire another person to do this work unless 15 days has passed since your notification of defect.

13) THE OWNER IS ADVISED THAT IF THE PROJECT INVOLVES THE OWNER'S HOMESTEAD, FEDERAL LAW ALLOWS THE OWNER TO TERMINATE THIS CONTRACT FOR ANY REASON WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS AFTER SIGNING IT.

14)  The Pre-lien notice required to be given by Minnesota State Law is attached (if applicable).  All warranties under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 327A apply to the work.THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT. READ IT CAREFULLY AND UNDERSTAND IT BEFORE YOU SIGN IT.  CONSULT AN ATTORNEY IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

Pre-Lien Notice

This notice is to advise you of your rights under Minnesota law in connection with the improvement of your property.

    (A) ANY PERSON OR COMPANY SUPPLYING LABOR OR MATERIALS FOR THIS IMPROVEMENT TO YOUR PROPERTY MAY FILE A LEIN AGAINST YOUR PROPERTY IF THAT PERSON OR COMPANY IS NOT PAID FOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS.

    (B) UNDER MINNESOTA LAW, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PAY PERSONS WHO SUPPLIED LABOR OR MATERIALS FOR THIS IMPROVEMENT DIRECTLY AND DEDUCT THIS AMOUNT FROM OUR CONTRACT PRICE, OR WITHHOLD THE AMOUNTS DUE THEM FROM US UNTIL 120 DAYS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE IMPROVEMENT UNLESS I GIVE YOU A LIEN WAIVER SIGNED BY PERSONS WHO SUPPLIED ANY LABOR OR MATERIAL FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND WHO GAVE YOU TIMELY NOTICE.

 



I have read and understand this agreement (place initials in box). All Owners must sign.
____________________________(owner)
(enter name)____________________________(owner)
(enter name2)


Warranty Information

Here are the IMPLIED warrantees that are imposed upon construction by the State of Minnesota (Minn Stat. 327A.01, et. seq.)

  1. during the one-year period from and after the warranty date the home improvement shall be free from defects caused by faulty workmanship and defective materials due to noncompliance with building standards; and
  2. during the ten-year period from and after the warranty date the home improvement shall be free from major construction defects due to noncompliance with building standards.
Any defects or areas that you are not satisfied with will be corrected by me, Tim Copeland.  Green treated lumber often comes with a warranty against rot for 40 years, but its not practical to pursue this for a board or two. I just buy it myself without waiting to reconcile with a lumber producer.  It just won't rot anyway, even if its touching the ground or immersed in water, or directly under a leak in the gutter or something like that. But you would use a .60 retention wood for that purpose anyway.     Cedar does rot if misapplied;  again, I will correct any areas that you are not happy with.  If you purchase or supply your own lumber, you must trust me to use the best parts in the best places and have no right to argue about any of the wood quality.

Things to know: Expect that joints that look completely tight when I finish will not necessarily stay that way.  Wood shrinks and twists slightly within an acceptable tolerance.   Because I use glue on these connections, the chances are small that you would have a problem.  But if you do, I will fix it for a period of five years.

  1. Wood being grainy, it will take on checks and small cracks over time.  These will not affect the structure and can be kept to a minimum by putting  a water sealer on the wood every couple years.  In large timbers like 6x6's, the unavoidable circular grain inside the wood often creates long surface cracks, as wide as 1/8th inch, which are irrelevant to its strength.  If you don't have them now, you may find them later.   If you look close at most older posts, you will see these cracks, or perhaps you are used to decks with 4x4 posts.  Obviously, the more mass to a timber, the more cracking pressure there is, and this is why I use 5/4" decking instead of 2x6's.   But I feel the 6x6 looks much better and there is no need to worry about these cracks.  You should box in 4x4's with 1x6's if you want a clean surface look to a rough timber.
  2. Minor movement in footings is acceptable and will not affect your deck because of the metal connections I use.  Any major movement would probably be caused by inferior soil conditions, because the footings are done according to requirements set out by the State of Minnesota and the city in which you live.  This would not be considered a defect caused by me.  But I might still be able to help you and will let you know of any cost involved before I start.


(Tim Copeland Companies, DBA Tim Copeland Construction, MN license #BC647749)

2307 Buffalo St
White Bear Township, MN 55110

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