An attractive, relaxing deck is the perfect place to host guests and a great accent to your home. Over time, however, it will eventually break down, lose its color, and require maintenance. What if its original quality could last forever? That is possible with LiteDeck by LiteForm in South Sioux City, NE. These concrete decks have seemingly endless customization options, and most importantly, will look great for years to come.
What Is LiteDeck?
LiteDeck is a concrete alternative perfect for elevated flooring and decking. There are two types: the LiteDeck Steel Rib System (SRS) and the LiteDeck Wood Rib System (WRS). The latter is a high-density foam decking material combined with 2×6 lumber, while the SRS uses 18-gauge galvanized steel rather than lumber for support. It’s a simple alternative where the steel stud creates an attachment point and comes preassembled for longer clear spans.
How Does It Work?
Rather than building a series of wood joists to support an additional layer of expensive decking material for a traditional deck, LiteDeck uses a basic support system of lightweight concrete forming panels utilizing the WRS or SRS LiteDeck systems. Reinforcing rods are then placed throughout so that concrete can be easily formed and placed overtop. The concrete topping can then be pattern stamped to resemble your favorite natural stones or design. A standard railing can then be applied to the concrete surface.
What Are the Advantages?
Traditional pre-cast concrete decking panels are heavy, have to be transported ahead of time, require heavy machinery, and don’t always fit correctly, leading to waste. LiteDeck can be cast on-site, saving you money and also lessening the environmental impact of the project. LiteDeck is extremely durable with no maintenance needed, and will not require any costly re-staining or replacement.
If you’re interested in learning more about LiteDeck or are ready to start a project, turn to the professionals at LiteForm. They’ve offered innovative, eco-friendly construction solutions for over 30 years and are committed to providing lasting results superior to traditional craftsmanship. Their services go well beyond concrete decks; they can provide site cast concrete walls, insulated concrete forms, and foundation pouring solutions for all your building needs. Call (402) 241-4402 today to speak with a representative and visit their website to explore their products. Connect with them on Facebook for more information and stop by your local hardware store anywhere in the country to pick up LiteDeck.