With average deck prices ranging from $7 to $10 per square foot, one can imagine how such a range develops. The next factor is labor. Advanced DIYers can install decks on their own, but more often not, most contact a licensed decking professional.
Cost to Install Wood Decking - 2015 Cost Calculator (ZipCode based) For a basic 120 square feet project, the cost to Install Wood Decking averages $7.95 - $10.84 per square foot*.
Homeowners across the US, report spending $20-40 per square foot on building a deck. This is about $6,000-12,000 for a 300 sq.ft. deck. Here is a quick reference chart to give you a sense of how much you can expect to spend.
A 10'X12' deck 8' above the ground, with synthetic floor and railings, could cost as much as $70-$75 per square foot with the steps included. As you make your decision, this may seem like a lot, but compare that to the cost of years of maintenance for a pressure treated wood deck.
I want to build a 12×12 basic wooden deck outside my back yard flat surface maybe 4-6 ft from soil one set of stairs.. expect to pay of $20 per square foot. This.
Labor tasks - Layout and install 2"x6" wood decking on existing deck support framing using exterior grade screws. Pressure Treated Deck cost estimates may require an onsite inspection. Usually these estimates will be "free".
If we tracked the next day's activities and found it took 7.5 hours to install the remaining 150 square feet of decking, the rate on that day would be 0.0500 hours per square foot (7.5 hours divided by 150 square feet).
Screening in the deck is the most expensive because of the additional materials and labor involved. Not only will you have to cover the top of the deck, but then you have to cover all three sides with screening material.
Of course, what no one has wanted to tell you is the 2008 NSFLC (National Square Foot Labor Cost) for decks is set at $5.68. Check back Jan 1st for the '09 rate ; ) Good luck with your business.
CostHelper readers report paying $1,800-$8,500 to have a handyman or casual labor install a pressure-treated wood deck, or $8-$23 per square foot. Readers who hired a decking contractor report paying $4,400-$20,000, or $16-$50 per square foot.