Electricity and Decks

The current electrical code requires that receptacles on decks be protected with a ground fault interrupter (GFI). Hot tubs and spas that use electricity are also required to be protected in this manner.

In building a deck, careful attention must also be given to the proximity of the deck to existing electric lines and other electrical equipment. For example, a new deck built onto an existing structure can interfere with the location of the electrical meter base and may be too close to the power lines.

Wood Decks