Planning for a Stress-Free Deck Building Project

Sep 26, 2017

Have you been thinking of building a deck in 2018? If you answered yes, well it is not too early to start planning. There are a couple of things you need to do before you actually build the deck.

Decide on a Style

There are different types of decks such as wraparound decks, multilevel decks, attached or unattached being some of the mo common ones to choice from. With some types, you will generally have to decide first on whether you want to go with a ground level or raised one.


The type of deck will help in determining where to build it. If you are planning on a poolside deck, you need it lose to the pool.

Who will build it?

Even though they seem like an easy project, building a deck is not for everyone. Unless you are a seasoned do-it-yourselfer, the better option is to leave the deck construction to an experience builder.

Proper planning will ensure that you have little or stress when it comes time to build the deck. It will also mean that you will have your beautiful outdoor living space to enjoy without the headache normally attached to a new construction.

Get your permits

Make sure to get the necessary permits before you start building. Zoning laws and building codes will guide you in deciding what height and other features you can put up when building a deck. If you want to sell your house later on, having these permits will make the process easier as they prove that everything is above board.

The Floor

The material for the flooring will depend on factors such as cost, climatic conditions where you live, and your personal taste. The choices include manmade material and natural woods. Whatever you decide, you can find a type that complements your home’s design.  If you go with board, planning early will give you time to shop for and get the best quality wood.

The Railing

Like the flooring, you have lots of choices for the railings. Wood is a popular choice but so is synthetic material such as vinyl, aluminum and PVC-coated composites.

Deck Builder in Earleville

The material chosen for both the flooring and the railing should be low maintenance. No one wants to send hour making sure deck is in good condition by constantly cleaning and repairing. You want to spend that time enjoying your deck. Call us at our Maryland office at 410-877-6112 or our Delaware office at 302-793-9352 when you’re ready to start designing your new deck. Share your ideas with us and we’ll help make your awesome deck come to life.

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