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Facts & Questions
  • How do I start the process of getting my project discussed with a professional, and getting an estimate?

A: You can start the process by simply calling (816)318-4300, or using our Contact Us page, and scheduling an appointment with one of our sales staff.  

  • If I decide to have Advanced Decks, Inc. do my project, how long until construction gets started?

A: Depending on the time of year and weather variables, many projects can be started in as little as 4-5 weeks.  Scheduling in Fall and Winter provides for a much quicker turn-around than Spring and Summer scheduling.

  • Do I need a Construction Permit?

A: Depending on your local City codes, you may need to have a city permit. This process is not as scary as it may seem. The City codes are designed to help protect you, as the Homeowner, from shoddy craftsmanship and unsafe structures.  Advanced Decks, Inc. can assist in every step of this process.

  • Does it take a long time to get a permit through the city? 

A: In general, no.  Often City plans examiners will have a permit ready within 7-10 business days, but some cities do have more significant backlogs.  Olathe, KS and Blue Springs, MO often take several weeks. 

  • What information do I need to get the City-required Construction Permit?

A: All cities require a plot plan showing the placement of your house in relation to your property boundaries, and a detailed schematic of the project to be built.  When you purchased or built your home, you may have been provided a plot plan showing the basic property boundaries as well as the placement of your home, and some citites also keep these on file. Advanced Decks, Inc. can provide the deck schematics for City review.

  • Do I need to pay for my project up-front?

A: The  majority of the time, you will not be required to put any money down before construction has began.  We DO NOT take money up front simply because you signed a contract with us.  Be leary of companies who require a deposit before materials are ordered and construction has begun.

  • What are the steps of having a construction project done on my home?

A: The first step in starting any construction project is to do research on the products you want to use, and the contractors you would like to have bid on your project.

The second step is contacting Advanced Decks, Inc. via email or telephone, and scheduling an appointment to have a qualified sales representative come meet with you at your home to discuss your project.

The third step is working with our staff to design the project you've been dreaming of, and receiving a bid to complete the project.

The next step involves the signing of paperwork to get the construction ball rolling.  Even after signing a contract to start construction, you can ALWAYS still make design changes by discussing them with your salesman. The contract is simply a commitment to have Advanced Decks, Inc. build your project.

Now we have to get together the required documents to pull a City permit.  Your Contractor will tell you specifically what you will be required to provide for plan review with the City, and either you, as the Homeowner, or us, as the Contractor, can pull the permit.

Finally, the construction can begin!

Once construction is complete, clean-up is done, the City has inspected and signed-off on your project, and you are COMPLETELY SATISFIED, the Contractor will invoice you for the project total, and provide you all of the necessary paperwork for your warranties.