Deck Doctors

Your Wood Structure - Restoration and Preservation Specialist in Alamo, CA

Alamo, CA

About Deck Doctors

Given an A+ Rating from the BBB, Deck Doctors is your deck, wood structure and siding - construction, repair, staining and/or refinishing specialist. Servicing Northern California since 1999.

CA Lic.#786427

We provide services on most wood structures such as decks, fences, gazebos, pergolas roof decks and most types of siding.

Listed below are few other services which Deck Doctors provides:

  • Inspections w/ordinance sign off
  • Dry Rot or Termite Damage Repair
  • Pressure Washing, Stripping and/or Sanding
  • Commercial Grade Moisture Barrier/ Elastomeric Coatings
  • Masonry Surface Pressure Washing and Sealing
  • Demolition and Hauling
  • Termite Report (Section 1 Item) Repair
  • Exterior Painting

Quality workmanship with professional customer service for your residential or commercial needs.


I specialize in wood structure construction, restoration, pressure washing and painting or staining of residential or commercial properties. Some wood structures including decks, docks, trellis, pergolas, overhangs and fences. Other services include pressure washing and staining or sealing of Redwood and Cedar siding and/or roofs. Also pressure washing and sealing of most types of masonry surfaces.


I work with redwood lumber alot but composite material has become very popular. Composite I have worked with and recommend is Trex, TimberTech and Azek.

The stain or finish manufacturer I usually use, or recommend is Armstrong or Cabot.

Remodeling cost guides

Radiant Floor Heating Cost
Average cost to install radiant floor heating in Alamo is around $9,000 - $21,000

Laminate Flooring Installation Cost
Total cost to install laminate flooring in Alamo is about $2,400 - $7,500 (200 sq.ft. pergo laminate, eir texture, 3 ac rating and removal of old flooring)

Hardwood Floor Installation Cost
Average cost to install hardwood flooring in Alamo is about $6,000 - $7,500 (200 sq.ft. of oak wood flooring and a new plywood subfloor)

Vinyl Floor Installation Cost
Average cost to install vinyl flooring in Alamo is around $1,200 - $1,500 (installing a new floor of 200 square feet of vinyl plank floor)

Floor Repair Cost
Average cost to repair flooring in Alamo is over $930 - $1,280 (20 sq.ft. damaged linoleum in a 200 sq.ft. area)

P.O. Box 264 Alamo, CA
Alamo, CA 94507
Contact Richard Alvarado
Payment options
Richard Alvarado accepts cash, checks and credit cards

I'm licensed through the California State License Board, I'm also a member of the Better Business Bureau with a A+ rating. Recently I signed a contract with Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse where I am the primary Deck & Siding contractor for 5 of their East Bay Locations.

Cities served
San Francisco, Oakland, Concord, Vallejo, Berkeley, Antioch, San Leandro, Alameda, San Ramon, Pleasanton and other cities within 45 miles of Alamo.

I recommend to my customer to use a quality stain or finish such as Armstrong or Cabot when refinishing their deck or wood structure. Yes, Armstrong and Cabot cost a little more than other stains but the up side is that those quality stains or finishes last longer so you refinish less frequently.

After serving 5 years in the U.S. Army I began doing deck restoration. I spent approximately 3 years working for another company when I decided to start Deck Doctors. I enjoy working outside, meeting new people and working on different projects.

When refinishing a deck or wood structure, rather than applying stain or finish after pressure washing, the finish product always looks better if you do a once over with a sander before application of your stain.

Also, never use Thompson Water Seal, the product doesn't last long at all!

A consumer should always ask if the service professional has the required license for the type of work being done AND if the professional has both General Liability and Workers Comp Insurance!

If I refinish a deck or wood structure this year I would recommend to my clients to call me back before the stain/finish starts to wear uneven, then I can do just a rinse and recoat and not have to take existing finish off down to bare wood. As long as the old existing finish is still uniform, when the new finish is applied over the old existing finish, both will still be uniform.

Its hard to say how many projects I average in a year because there are factures such as the economy and I was in an auto accident a few years back. Also now that I obtained the Specialty D-41 (Decks and Siding) license, I will be doing alot more jobs this coming season.

I did a project for the T.V. show Tiny House Nation a few months ago that I'm really proud of because I would not have landed that job if I had not obtained my second contractors license which allows me to new construction and repairs to decks and other wood structures. As well as purchasing both General Liability and Workers Comp Insurance.

Some of the most frequent questions are:

Q. Are you licensed?

Q. Do you have insurance?

Q. What area or cities do you work in?

A. Yes I do repairs as well as new construction of wood structures such as decks, pergolas and overhangs.

The most common job I've been doing since 1999 is deck or wood structure refinishing. That includes first pressure washing and in some cases applying a finish remover to strip existing stain then applying a brightener solution. After washing we do any required repairs including the maintenance items like fastening down loose boards and counter sinking existing nails or screws. Lastly we prep area by laying down tarps and/or taping off edges and lastly we apply the stain or finish to the deck or wood structure.


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