One of the true joys of living in the Columbia area is the abundance of lakes to enjoy. The Congaree, Broad and Saluda Rivers all converge near the city, along a greenway with walking paths, parks and views of the Columbia skyline. However, Columbia also has several appealing lakes located nearby. These include Lake Murray, Lake Marion and Lake Greenwood. Lake Murray, located in Lexington, is one of the most popular and is less than 15 miles from downtown Columbia making it a desired place for residents to live and play.
Archadeck of Central SC frequently services homeowners living on Lake Murray and in the surrounding neighborhoods of this beautiful region. Two of our most recent projects are located on the lake. Though these projects are quite different in design and scale, they are both focused on helping these particular clients make the most out of their time outdoors, the view and enhancing the joys of lakefront living!
Porch & Deck Extension on Lake Murray
This project added not only valuable outdoor living space to this Lake Murray home, it also added versatility to the scope of activities these homeowners can now enjoy. We extended the footprint of the existing deck and porch and elaborated through redecking with all new wood materials.
This project serves as the perfect example of our ability to build upon what you already have in order to give you the outdoor living space you crave. In many circumstances, Archadeck can often redeck and extend your existing structure(s) instead of tearing out your old deck and/or porch and starting from scratch. If it is structurally sound, we can improve the existing footprint without the hassle of lengthy permitting processes. In most cases, the original structure or “bones” can be used if the underlying footings and joists are in good shape.
Archadeck of Central SC just completed adding this big beauty of a deck onto the rear of another Lake Murray home. The deck was built using Trex Select composite decking with a wooden rail and Trex rail cap. Trex Select decking features high-performance shell technology that resists stains, mold and mildew and offers a soft, splinter-free finish that’s comfortable on bare feet.
Synthetic materials such as composites like Trex are made of elements that stabilize and protect them from UV damage. These materials have several advantages over most species of wood. A synthetic decking material is much less likely to crack or chip, and there is no evidence that termites will attack it. Another benefit is a synthetic product will never have to be treated or stained — setting the stage for carefree outdoor living.
You can see these projects and more inspiring outdoor living space designs capable of turning your lakeside home into a lakeside retreat by visiting our decks photo gallery and our covered porches photo gallery, located on our website.
Learn more about increasing your outdoor living enjoyment lakeside by contacting Archadeck of Central SC today for a free design consultation at (803) 603 – 2160 or email us at