Frequently Asked Questions

Mitchell Construction answers questions about their services, materials, and process.

We build and remodel decks, porches, custom decks design, pergolas, sunrooms, patios, paversgazebos, and so much more! Learn more about our services.

Mitchell Construction serves a number of Chicago suburbs, including Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lemont, Lockport, Manhattan, Mokena, Naperville, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Dyer, St. John, and surrounding communities. Contact us to see if we serve your city.

When you entrust Mitchell Construction to make your dream a reality, you can be confident knowing we deliver quality service. But, if anything should happen, rest assured we are licensed and insured to protect you and your home.

If your deck or construction project needs permits, we will secure them for you.

Yes, we partner with Synchrony Bank. They will work with you to present special financing options. Learn more about our financing options.

Custom decks enhance outdoor living spaces, increase property value, and provide a versatile area for relaxation and entertainment. They can be tailored to fit specific aesthetic preferences and functional requirements.

Composite decking is durable, requires minimal maintenance, and is resistant to rot, mold, and insects. It’s available in a variety of colors and textures. However, it can be more expensive initially than natural wood, though with fewer maintenance costs they are cost-effective over time.

Composite decks are known for their longevity, often lasting 25-30 years or more with proper care, which is significantly longer than traditional wood decks.

What are some popular outdoor living features to add to a deck or yard? Popular outdoor living features include built-in seating, fire pits, outdoor kitchens or BBQ areas, pergolas or gazebos, water features like fountains or ponds, garden beds, and lighting for ambiance and safety.

Options include LED deck lights, solar post caps, string lights, and in-built step lights. These enhance the deck’s aesthetics and improve safety by illuminating walkways.

While composite decks require less maintenance than wood decks, they still need regular cleaning to remove dirt, debris, and any mold or mildew. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for specific cleaning recommendations.

Key safety features include sturdy railings, non-slip surfaces, adequate lighting, secure stairs with handrails, and clear egress paths. For elevated decks, ensure proper structural support and secure attachments to the main building.

If the structure of your deck is sound and stable, but the surface materials are worn, faded, or damaged, resurfacing may be sufficient. Remodeling is more appropriate if you want to change the deck’s design or if the structure has issues that go beyond surface-level damage.

Porches provide additional outdoor living space, enhance curb appeal, offer a protected area to enjoy the outdoors, and can potentially increase the value of your property.

Common materials include concrete, pavers, stone, brick, and tiles. The best choice depends on your budget, climate, aesthetic preferences, and maintenance willingness.

Sealing is not always necessary but can enhance the durability and appearance of certain paver materials. Sealing helps prevent staining, fading, and weed growth between the pavers.

Pergolas are open-roofed structures that provide partial sun protection and an airy feel, while patio covers have a solid roof offering complete coverage from sun and rain.