Project #176 | Deck Transformation for Donate-A-Deck Winners, Abbotsford, BC

Project: A Losing Deck Receives a Winning Renovation, Abbotsford, BC


It was clear a deck transformation was needed. When Jennie and James first moved into their home, the wooden deck stairs were rotten. James, unable to do the work due to a back injury guided Jennie through the building of a new staircase step by step. A few years later, their deck was also in disrepair due to wood rot.

Their 4 children all have special needs. Their deck is an essential area of the home, as it’s usually the furthest outdoors of the house they are comfortable to venture.

Donate-A-Deck Winning Deck - Before the makeover space is cramped

They dreamed of extending their deck by a few feet when they could replace the rotting wood. They knew that DIY-ing their deck was a huge undertaking of time and money they did not have. However, not dealing with the water damage could lead to more costly repairs down the road.

Then they discovered Donate-A-Deck.

Donate-A-Deck Winning Deck - The dog does not seem to like the old deck


They saw Duradek’s Donate-A-Deck contest in Summer 2017, and decided to nominate themselves… and won!

To create a safe outdoor area for the family, Duradek Canada removed the rotten wood and replaced it with new untreated plywood.

Donate-A-Deck Winning Deck - The inside perimeter during Duradek installation

James and Jennie picked Duradek Ultra Heritage Agate to complement their existing exterior colors. New Durarail Aluminum Picket Railings were added in a similar style to their old railings to keep their deck a safe, familiar space for the family to enjoy.

Donate-A-Deck Winning Deck - Little Boy Loves New Duradek Heritage Agate Deck

With their new low maintenance deck, Jennie and James can comfortably hold special needs youth social nights and entertain company on their deck with confidence—and without the need to ever worry about the time and cost of waterproofing maintenance.

Donate-A-Deck Winning Deck - After with Duradek Heritage Agate


Family owned and operated, the Duradek team places great value on family and protecting spaces where families spend time together. They wanted to give back to their local community with the ‘Donate-A-Deck’ contest. Discover the Duradek Difference.

View or download the .pdf version of Case History #176 for the complete case history with installer details and before and after pictures.

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