Get Your House All 'Decked' Out

Our love affair with "decks" is very understandable. Decks allow us to maximize the use of outdoor spaces. Decks expand our house size at a relatively low cost. Decks can help us take advantage of views, or protect our privacy. Decks reduce the amount of grass we have to cut. Decks are a great place for: the barbecue, the hot tub, flower pots, pets, kids, parties and construction problems.

Wood rot, water leaks, and slippery surfaces are but a few of the more common deck problems. Poor choice of materials and poor construction practices tend to make decks a source of constant repair and problems. But new materials and techniques allow the construction of decks which can be regarded as permanent structures with minimal maintenance.

For more information, you may want to take a look at the consult question and answers on Q&A: Decks.