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As we spend more time within the confines of our personal spaces, the importance of sharing it with loved ones has become paramount. Enhancing your backyard with personalized features can create a truly unique and inviting environment. At Backyard Ambitions, we specialize in turning your vision for your personal space into a reality. Let us help you transform your backyard and make it a place you’ll cherish for years to come.
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Our portfolio comprises of commercial and residential construction projects, including new builds, rebuilds, and repairs/restorations. Our expertise lies in structural deck repair and exterior construction services. We believe in finding creative solutions that do not require complete rebuilding, whenever feasible. Reach out to us with your personal vision, and we will work together to make it a reality. Let us help you create the perfect space that you’ve always dreamed of.
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Working With Us.

Experience a seamless and comprehensive client journey with us. From open communication to meticulous attention to detail, we make sure to provide accurate estimates, careful budgeting, expert staffing, efficient on-site organization, and top-notch craftsmanship every single time. With years of industry expertise, our ultimate objective is to bring your vision to life. Trust us to go above and beyond for you.

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Why Choose Our Team?

Our passion for innovation and ingenuity fuels our collaboration with in-house designers to deliver top-tier work. We take pride in accomplishing what others couldn’t and always prioritize the best interests of our clients to produce high-quality results. Trust us to handle your projects with skill and precision.

Experienced Professionals

Experienced Professionals.

Don’t rush to replace your deck just yet! At Backyard Ambitions, we specialize in fixing structural rot and deficiencies that could significantly increase the lifespan of your deck. By taking prompt action and relying on our professional intervention, you could save thousands of dollars and enjoy years of continued use from your deck.

 


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Composite Decking, Cedar and Pressure Treated options

Cedar

15-20 year lifespan*

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly building material that offers the perfect combination of durability, beauty, and value, then cedar decking is the perfect choice! Not only does it look stunning with its warm tones and unique grain patterns – it can also increase your home’s resale value when the time comes to move.

Unlike other types of decking materials that require frequent maintenance, cedar decking is incredibly low-maintenance – meaning you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying your outdoor space instead of worrying about repairs or upkeep. Not to mention, it’s resistant to warping and decay – so it stands up well to all kinds of weather conditions. Moreover, cedar wood is known for being harvested sustainably which means investing in this building material won’t harm the environment either!

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful addition to your backyard or an investment in future value – give yourself peace of mind and invest in quality cedar decking today. With its one-of-a-kind aesthetic and sustainable origins – you really can’t go wrong. For a lasting outdoor solution that combines style with function, trust your project with cedar decking!


*With proper care and maintenance

Pressure Treated

10-15 year lifespan*

Pressure treated decking is the perfect choice for outdoor enthusiasts and homeowners who value quality. This type of wood decking is designed to withstand harsh environments and last for years, making it a great long-term investment. It’s also low maintenance and easy to clean, so you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor space instead of worrying about upkeep.

Pressure treated decking can be customized to match any architectural style or aesthetic preference. Whether you’re looking for a classic look or something more modern, pressure treated decking has an option that will fit perfectly with your home’s design. Plus, its natural beauty adds warmth and character to any outdoor area.

When it comes to durability and longevity, pressure treated decking stands out from the competition. It’s highly resistant to rot, decay and pests such as termites, making it one of the most reliable options on the market today. And with proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy your pressure treated decking for many years to come.

If you’re looking for a durable yet stylish way to enhance your outdoor space, consider investing in pressure treated decking today! With its low maintenance requirements and long-lasting durability, it’s the optimal choice for anyone who wants a beautiful outdoor area without all the hassle. Make the purchase now and start enjoying your new outdoor oasis!


*With proper care and maintenance

Composites

25+ year lifespan*

Are you looking for an eco-friendly option for decking in your home? Look no further than Trex composite decking!

At Trex, sustainability and eco-friendly practices have been our priority for nearly 30 years. We blend 95% recycled plastic film and reclaimed sawdust together to create an innovative composite decking that is suitable for any home owner.

Our factories use sustainable manufacturing processes that are designed to reclaim factory waste and eliminate toxic chemicals. Plus, each 500 square feet of our product contains on average 140,000 recycled plastic bags—making us one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in North America!

Every board is clearly marked with the types of materials used including paper towel rolls, sandwich bags, and newspaper sleeves; meaning you can feel informed knowing exactly what’s under your feet.

Harness the unique qualities of Trex composite decking to truly make your backyard a conversation piece. With its low-maintenance upkeep, budget friendly pricing, sleek look, and top notch quality—it’s the perfect replacement without sacrificing your standards or wallet!


*With proper care and maintenance

Metal or Wood Rails

Metal

Metal deck railings are an ideal choice for both residential and commercial settings. They offer a sleek, modern look that is customizable to fit any style. Metal railings are also incredibly durable and strong, making them a great long-term investment. Steel and aluminum are the two most popular types of metal used for deck railings, each with their own unique benefits. Steel is known for its strength and durability while aluminum is lightweight yet still highly resistant to corrosion and rusting.

Installation of metal railings is also relatively easy compared to other materials like wood or vinyl, making it a cost-effective option for many homeowners. Additionally, metal railings provide superior safety features compared to other materials due to their sturdiness and secure fastening system. This makes them an ideal choice for decks with children or pets in the home.

Overall, metal deck railings offer a variety of advantages that make them an attractive option for any home or business setting. They are strong and durable yet lightweight enough for easy installation. Their sleek design can enhance the look of any deck while providing superior safety features compared to other materials. With low maintenance requirements and long-term value, metal deck railings are an excellent choice when considering your railing options.

Wood

Wooden deck railings provide a timeless and classic look that can complement any type of architectural design. The durability of wood makes it an ideal choice for exterior home décor, as it is resistant to weathering, insects, and wear-and-tear. It is also an eco-friendly option compared to materials like steel or plastic, as it is a renewable resource. Wooden railing options are also very affordable, making them the perfect cost-effective solution for homeowners who want to increase their home’s aesthetic value without breaking the bank. With its natural beauty and long-lasting qualities, wooden deck railings are the perfect choice for anyone looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their outdoor space.

Structural Deck Repair

Structural Deck Repair

Repairing a deck is often the best option for homeowners looking to extend the life of their outdoor space. Deck repair can be done quickly and cost-effectively, and it can help restore a deck to its original condition. The process involves inspecting the deck for damage, such as loose nails, rusted screws, warped or rotted wood, cracked boards, and more. After assessing the damage, repairs can be made with products like treated lumber or composite materials. Professional deck repair services may also use specialized tools and techniques to ensure that repairs are done correctly and safely. With proper maintenance and repair, a deck can last for years longer than if it were replaced entirely.

Rot restoration and intervention

Rot Intervention

Wood rot is a serious issue that can cause significant damage to wooden decks if left unchecked. Wood rot, also known as dry rot, is caused by fungal organisms that feed on wood and cause it to decay. Left untreated, wood rot can weaken the structural integrity of the deck and lead to costly repairs or replacements.

Hiring a professional to repair wood rot damage on your deck is essential for preserving its structural integrity and preventing further damage or accidents. Timely repairs can also save homeowners money in the long run by avoiding costly replacements. A safe and well-maintained deck is an attractive addition to any home, both for personal use and potential resale value.

Deck Inspections

Deck Inspections

Are you looking for an honest, comprehensive and detailed deck inspection report? Wondering if you really need to replace your deck? Look no further than BackYard Ambitions! Our team of experienced carpenters will make sure that your deck is safe and secure, and will give you an honest analysis of the health of your deck.

We understand the importance of addressing even the slightest issues to avoid bigger problems later on. That’s why our team takes extra care when inspecting your outdoor structure, making sure to check every nook and cranny for any signs of damage or decay. We also take into account common building code violations, so you can rest assured that your deck is up to standard.

Our comprehensive inspections are designed to give you peace of mind knowing that your deck is in good condition. With our expertise and experience, you can be confident that we’ll provide you with an accurate assessment of your outdoor structure.

Don’t let small issues become big problems down the line, and don’t be fooled by companies whose only advice is to build another deck (the most expensive option) – get a comprehensive inspection from Backyard Ambitions today!

If we do end up having to replace your structure we will subtract the cost of the inspection from the cost of your new deck.

$69.95

Demolition & Disposal

Demolition and Disposal

Demolishing and disposing of a deck is a major home improvement project that requires careful planning. The process typically involves removing the deck boards, screws, nails, and other debris. It is important to use the right tools for the job such as crowbars, hammers, saws, and other similar equipment. Safety precautions must be taken when working with these tools to avoid injury. After the demolition is complete, the debris must be disposed of properly. In addition to cost considerations, environmental impact should also be taken into account when disposing of deck materials. Reusing or recycling construction materials can help reduce waste and minimize environmental damage. On average, demolishing and disposing of a deck takes about two days and costs around $1,000 – $2,500 depending on the size of the project. This cost range is similar to other home improvement projects such as bathroom remodeling and kitchen renovations.

Rebuilds

Rebuilds

Building a deck is an important part of home construction and maintenance. Decks are subject to natural wear and tear, as well as weathering from the elements, which can cause them to deteriorate over time. This deterioration can lead to safety concerns if not addressed in a timely manner. For example, warped boards or loose railings can create hazardous conditions that may result in serious accidents or injuries. Furthermore, decks that are not properly maintained can detract from the overall look and value of the property.

Fortunately, there are steps that homeowners can take to ensure their decks remain safe and attractive for years to come. Building a new deck or repairing an existing one requires careful planning and attention to detail in order to meet code requirements and ensure proper structural integrity. Professional contractors have the experience and expertise necessary to build decks that will last for many years with minimal maintenance required.

It is essential for homeowners to keep their decks in good condition by either repairing existing structures or building new ones when necessary. Not only will this help maintain the safety of those who use it, but it will also help preserve the look and value of the property itself.

Periodic maintenance services for your backyard projects.

Periodic Maintenance Services

Maintaining your deck is essential to keeping it looking great and extending its lifespan. Professional deck maintenance should be done at least once a year, and may involve power washing, sanding, sealing, and staining. Power washing helps remove dirt and debris that has built up over time while sanding will help smooth out any rough spots. Sealing and staining will protect the wood from the elements as well as add a beautiful finish to the deck. 

When deciding if it’s time for professional maintenance, look out for signs of rot or water damage such as discolouration or warping of the wood. It’s also important to consider what type of deck you have when determining how often professional maintenance should be done. For example, composite decks require less maintenance than wooden decks but still need to be cleaned regularly with soap and water. Wooden decks need more frequent attention since they are more prone to weather damage like fading or cracking due to sun exposure or moisture buildup in colder climates.

Overall, periodic professional maintenance of your deck is an important part of keeping it looking great and extending its lifespan.

New Exterior Construction

New Exterior Construction

Backyard construction is a great way to upgrade your personal space and create an inviting outdoor living area. From decks and sheds to fences and concrete work, there are a variety of services available to help you make the most of your outdoor space. Working with experienced professionals can ensure that your project is completed with high-quality materials and proven construction techniques, so you can be sure that the results will stand the test of time. With a customized design tailored to meet your unique needs and desires, you can create an outdoor living area that reflects your style and adds value to your home. Taking the first step toward enhancing your home and lifestyle is easy – just schedule a consultation with a team of experts who can bring your vision to life.

Concrete Walkways

Concrete Walkways

Residential walkways play a pivotal role in enhancing the overall appeal and value of a home, seamlessly connecting various outdoor spaces while offering a welcoming ambiance. Concrete walkways, in particular, are an exceptional choice for homeowners seeking a durable and long-lasting investment. Engineered to withstand harsh weather conditions, heavy foot traffic, and other environmental factors, these robust pathways ensure longevity and resilience. Furthermore, the low maintenance required for concrete walkways allows homeowners to enjoy their pristine appearance with minimal effort, while the versatile design options cater to diverse aesthetic preferences.

Safety is another key aspect to consider when designing residential spaces, and having clear and defined walkways around the property reduces the risk of falls and boosts accessibility for all household members. Ultimately, investing in a concrete walkway not only elevates the practicality and functionality of a home but also significantly contributes to its property value, making it an advantageous addition for any residential area.

Concrete Pads and Pilings

Concrete Pads and Piles

Concrete pads and piles are essential for modern construction projects, providing a solid foundation for building structures. When engineered properly, they are able to withstand heavy loads and provide stability even in difficult soil conditions. Additionally, concrete pads and piles are relatively low cost and easy to maintain compared to other types of foundation systems. Furthermore, concrete is recyclable and reduces waste, making it an environmentally friendly option for construction projects. Other benefits include its durability, resistance to corrosion, and ability to be formed into any shape or size. All these advantages make concrete pads and piles an ideal choice for many construction projects.

Screw Piles

Screw Piles

We offer environmentally friendly screw piles as an option to traditional concrete for supporting your deck.

Screw piles, also known as helical piles or helical piers, are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional concrete foundations for the construction of residential decks. They are constructed using steel shafts with helical flights of various sizes that are wound into the ground much like a screw into wood. This allows for quick and easy installation with minimal noise and vibration, making them ideal for residential projects.

In addition to their ease of installation, screw piles offer superior stability and load-bearing capacity compared to more traditional solutions like concrete piles. The helix anchor on the end of each pile helps to evenly distribute weight across a wide area, providing greater support than a single concrete pile can provide. Furthermore, screw piles have a much lower environmental impact than concrete foundations due to their smaller size and lighter weight.

Finally, properly installed* screw piles are frost resistant and not affected by frost heaving. This makes them an ideal choice for decks located in areas where temperatures drop below freezing during the winter months.

Overall, screw piles offer numerous advantages over traditional concrete foundations when it comes to constructing residential decks. They are easy and fast to install, provide superior stability and load-bearing capacity, have a lower environmental impact than concrete foundations, and are frost resistant in cold climates.

Garden Boxes

Garden Boxes

Garden boxes come in every shape, size, colour and design. If you can imagine it, we can build it for you.

Garden boxes are an essential component of any gardening project. They provide a convenient way to grow plants and vegetables, while also adding an aesthetic appeal to the garden. Garden boxes can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, metal, and even recycled materials. This allows for customization to fit the needs of any gardener. Garden boxes are also versatile in that they can be used as raised beds or planters for container gardening. This helps save space in small gardens and provides easier access for people with disabilities. Furthermore, garden boxes help protect plants from pests and weeds while providing better drainage than traditional soil beds. Additionally, they can be used to create different levels in the garden which adds depth and interest to the landscape design. Garden boxes are a great way to enhance the appearance and yield of any garden project.

Fire Pits Built To Code

Fire Pits Built To Code

Imagine a crisp autumn evening, surrounded by the warm glow of a fire pit while friends and family gather to share stories, laughter, and marshmallow-roasting. A well-crafted, code-compliant fire pit can transform your backyard into an enchanting oasis, elevating your outdoor living space to new heights of comfort and enjoyment. In addition to providing added warmth and light on chilly nights, a fire pit can significantly increase your home’s value and appeal, making it an attractive investment for homeowners.

However, it is crucial to emphasize the importance of building a fire pit to code, ensuring that all regulation requirements are met, environmental concerns are addressed, and potential risks are mitigated. An unsafe fire pit not only endangers your property and loved ones but may also result in fines or legal consequences. By adhering to safety standards and local codes, you can relish the comforting ambiance of your fire pit with peace of mind.

A code-compliant fire pit offers numerous benefits for homeowners, including:

  1. Safety First: Building to code means your fire pit will be constructed with proper ventilation, appropriate materials, and at a safe distance from structures and flammable materials, reducing the risk of accidents and uncontrolled fires.
  2. Environmental Considerations: Code regulations often include guidelines for minimizing smoke pollution and preserving air quality, ensuring that your fire pit remains an eco-friendly addition to your backyard.
  3. Increased Home Value: A professionally built, code-compliant fire pit not only adds to the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space but also signals to potential buyers that safety and quality were prioritized during construction.

Picture this: your backyard transformed into a cozy gathering place, where the crackling flames of a fire pit dance beneath a star-studded sky. Friends and family huddle close, savoring the warmth and camaraderie that only a fire-lit evening can provide. Investing in a code-compliant fire pit not only enhances your outdoor living experience but also safeguards your home, family, and environment. Don’t miss the opportunity to create lasting memories and add value to your property – ignite your backyard experience with a safe, stunning fire pit today.

Picnic Tables

Picnic Tables

Wooden picnic tables are a classic and rustic addition to any outdoor space. With easy maintenance and durability, they have become a popular choice for backyards, parks, campsites, and beaches. Wood is an eco-friendly and natural choice that blends beautifully with nature, adding a natural aesthetic to any outdoor space. Wooden picnic tables also make for great outdoor gatherings and picnic experiences, resulting in long-lasting memories for family and friends to cherish. They are the perfect way to bring people together outdoors while enjoying the beauty of nature.

Wood Fence Repairs

Wood Fence Repairs

If you’re looking for reliable and professional wooden fence repair services, look no further than BackYard Ambitions. Our experienced team of carpenters are highly qualified to repair any type of wooden fence damage, from rotting posts to warped boards. We understand that your fence is an important part of your property and we take pride in providing quality repairs that will last for years. We use only the highest quality materials to ensure a secure and attractive finish. Plus, we offer discounts on multiple repairs and free estimates so you can get the best value for your money. Don’t let damaged fences ruin the look of your property – trust Backyard Ambitions for all your wooden fence repair needs!

Privacy and Wind Screens

Privacy and Wind Screens

Enhance your outdoor living space with the addition of privacy and wind screens, ensuring a cozy and secluded haven for you and your loved ones. One of the most common reasons people choose to incorporate these screens is to block prying eyes from nosy neighbors, creating a sense of personal space and sanctuary. Additionally, they can effectively reduce wind exposure, making your backyard a more comfortable and enjoyable place to spend time in, regardless of the weather.

Discover our range of exceptional options, such as metal CNC cut privacy/wind screens, which boasts unique features that will seamlessly blend with your backyard project. Our screens not only provide unparalleled privacy and wind protection but also add an aesthetically pleasing touch to your outdoor area, elevating its overall ambiance.

Investing in these versatile screens offers numerous advantages, including increased comfort, added visual appeal, and the potential to boost your property’s value. Don’t let external factors dictate your outdoor experience – take control and transform your backyard into a private haven that caters to your every need. Be inspired to act now and elevate your outdoor living space with our stylish and functional privacy and wind screens. Your perfect backyard retreat awaits!

Hot Tub Bases

Hot Tub Bases

Durable Hot Tub Bases: Wood vs. Concrete

When it comes to hot tubs, having a strong and durable base is essential for the longevity of the hot tub. Without a robust base, your hot tub could suffer from structural damage due to shifting or settling. This could result in costly repairs or even replacement of the entire unit.

When selecting a base for your hot tub, there are two main materials to choose from: wood and concrete. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into consideration when making your decision.

Pros and Cons of Wood Bases

Wood bases are often less expensive than concrete bases, making them an attractive option for those on a budget. They are also relatively easy to install and can be customized with various finishes to match the look of your outdoor space. However, wood bases require more maintenance than concrete bases as they need to be sealed regularly in order to protect them from moisture damage. Additionally, wood bases may not be as durable as concrete bases in areas with extreme weather conditions such as heavy rains or freezing temperatures.

Pros and Cons of Concrete Bases

Concrete is one of the most popular options for a hot tub pad due to its durability and strength. It can support a lot of weight and can be used to compensate for uneven ground surfaces. Additionally, concrete is resistant to moisture damage which makes it ideal for outdoor use in all climates. The downside is that concrete is more expensive than wood and requires professional installation which adds additional cost.

Which Base Is Best?

The best choice depends on several factors such as budget, climate, maintenance requirements, and desired aesthetics. For those looking for an affordable option that requires minimal maintenance, a wood base may be the best choice. However, if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions or want something that will last longer without needing regular upkeep, then a concrete base would likely be the better option despite its higher cost upfront.

Yard Furniture and Appliance, Retrieval and Installation

Furnishing and Appliances

Discover unparalleled convenience and ease with Backyard Ambition’s exceptional service for retrieving and assembling your yard furniture and appliances. Our skilled and professional team takes care of every detail, from carefully transporting your items to expertly assembling them in your desired outdoor space. With a keen focus on timing, we utilize state-of-the-art tools and draw upon our vast expertise to ensure a seamless experience from start to finish.

Choosing Backyard Ambitions means entrusting your yard furnishings to a team that values professionalism and has years of experience under its belt. We understand the importance of creating a beautiful and functional outdoor space, and our commitment to excellence ensures that your yard will be transformed into the oasis you’ve always envisioned.

Don’t waste precious time and energy trying to tackle the daunting task of retrieving and assembling your yard furniture and appliances on your own. Instead, make the smart choice by opting for Backyard Ambition’s reliable and hassle-free solution. With our top-notch service, you can sit back, relax, and watch as your dream backyard comes to life right before your eyes. Experience the Backyard Ambitions difference today!

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✨ Unleash Your Imagination and Transform Your Backyard with Backyard Ambitions! 🏡

Are you ready to take your outdoor space to dazzling new heights? With limitless possibilities at your fingertips, the sky’s the limit when it comes to backyard redesigns! Choose Backyard Ambitions to turn your dream yard into a stunning reality. Our team of expert professionals, armed with creative options and years of expertise, are dedicated to elevating your outdoor sanctuary to the next level.

Don’t hold back – let your imagination run wild! Speak to one of our talented designers today and obtain a personalized quote tailored to your unique vision. Bring us your boldest ideas, and we’ll take care of the rest, crafting a breathtaking backyard oasis that exceeds your wildest expectations.

We hope we have inspired you to pursue your, Backyard Ambitions!

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Our estimates are accurate, and quality, top-notch. Our objective is always to make your vision a reality, without breaking the bank or cutting corners. Get in touch with one of our innovative experts today!

“Absolutely thrilled with our new deck from Backyard Ambitions! The team was professional, punctual, and incredibly skilled. They transformed our backyard into a stunning outdoor living space. The quality of materials and craftsmanship exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend to anyone looking to enhance their home!” 
Giselle B., Edmonton, AB

Five stars for Backyard Ambitions! From the initial consultation to the final installation, the service was impeccable. The team worked efficiently, leaving no mess behind. Our deck looks amazing – it’s now our favorite spot in the house. A big thank you to the whole crew!”
Michael T., St. Albert, AB

I can’t recommend Backyard Ambitions enough! They delivered on time, within budget, and the results are breathtaking. The attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction was evident throughout the project. Our new deck is not only beautiful but also durable. Great job, team!”
Anthony A., Edmonton, AB

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