Lake Wisconsin Addition & Deck Project


We recently completed a major project on Lake Wisconsin. The multi-phase effort kicked-off back in 2020, when Clients Carl and Nancy approached us to replace their home’s old and tired wooden deck. Along with a new deck platform, they envisioned making the most of the unused area beneath.

Our design team went to work. Together with Carl and Nancy we conceived a truly functional under-deck addition. As you can see from the photos, the end result complements the home perfectly and is absolutely stunning. A new cement pad supports new, maintenance-free stairs. A new storage garage…who doesn’t need more storage space? A new covered porch…perfect for outdoor relaxation rain or shine.

Last—but definitely not least—is a new four-season room…perfect for year-round enjoyment and entertaining. The ceiling is prefinished cedar tongue-and-groove (T&G); walls are prefinished T&G wooden paneling. Talk about beautiful! A maintenance-free double door really lets the light in. And talking about light…! Wall-to-ceiling 4-track stacking windows are designed to slide (or stack) behind each other, permitting a nearly-75% open/screen area. So when all they really want is a screen room, voila! Needless to say, the space allows for great views of the lake.

Part living space and part storage workhorse, we’re talking about a true facelift! And that’s only what you can see. Features hidden to the eye are vital to the project’s success… Because conventional support systems can’t really handle the lakeside’s groundwater levels, we chose eight new helical piles to do the job. Each is driven 30 feet into the ground, to achieve the compression needed to support this outdoor living space. These are true goliaths when it comes to weight-bearing deck-footing that lasts a lifetime. And directly below the new maintenance-free deck boards is our custom metal under-deck water management system with hidden gutters (also maintenance-free!). It works hard to fully shed water and protect the new addition below. How cool is that!? Finally, a cable railing system helps ensure safety and allows (you guessed it) unobstructed views of the lake.

With the new deck and under-deck addition complete, the rest of the home’s exterior called out for some TLC too. Now, new siding with a two-tone combo jazzes-up the exterior, as do updated doors. And the perfectly-matched new roof and gutters will protect the home for years to come. They’re the icing on the cake!

Talk about a complete WOW factor! Just take a look at the before and after photos. Thank you to Carl and Nancy for choosing Frey Construction to transform your home into a truly beautiful oasis on Lake Wisconsin!

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