Building Cost to Hire a Contractor For My Deck
by Jody Benson
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
I just paid $24 a square foot for a 10x15 pressure treated deck. I am not sure what it costs elsewhere but here in Ottawa, Ontario.
Pretty basic with a simple 2x2 baluster railing secured to the edge of the deck and two stairs down about 3 or 4 feet. That came to $3750 for materials and labor.
It could have been a lot more if I used cedar and added some extras. Also, here in Ottawa we get a good winter so the builder had to dig quite deep and put in concrete footings to deal with the frost heaving. That is a lot of labor as opposed to just using those concrete foundation blocks on the surface.