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Old 05-08-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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I retired 10 years ago and bought this older house in Mililani, HI. Along one side of the house was a deck with a Whirlpool on one end. Recently I had to demolish the deck because of servere termite damage. I originally thought that I would just pave it with concrete, but after watching a show on the DIY channel, I wonder what would be more cost effective; concrete slab, pavers or a deck with the newer materials available today. I would appreciate any assistance. jdi


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Old 05-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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Tough call in Hawaii, don’t know how old your deck was and if it was pressure treated. Today all structural wood used for framing in HI. Must be treated. I would think a slab would be less expensive since you don’t have to import concrete. I have a good fiend and contractor on Oahu, I’ll give him a call tonight and see what he thinks on apples and oranges.

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