Building a deck is a great way to enhance the overall curb appeal of your home and can be a great place to entertain friends and loved ones during hot summer days. There are some mistakes that many homeowners make when embarking on this project that can easily be avoided. Some of these include:
Rushing Through the Understructure
Many people don’t give the deck’s skeletal framework the attention it deserves. The understructure represents the support system of the extension and ignoring the underbelly more or less guarantees problems in the near future. A porch builder will need to first focus on the footers, support beams, and ledgers to ensure structural integrity.
Staying up to Code
Building regulations tend to change with time. It’s crucial to ensure you’re aware of any changes in these guidelines. An experienced contractor will already be aware of the current legislation governing such activities. These laws can also be easily retrieved online.
Blocking Access to Services and Egress
If you want to position your deck in a unique location like the side of your house you need to ensure you’re not blocking any service outlets. You should be able to identify sections such as dryer vents, exterior outlets, and air conditioning units. If you’re looking for professional help with your deck-building project, call us today! Exponential Construction, your preferred contractor.