Stages of Building a Deck

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Building a deck is a great way to enhance the curb appeal of your home and increase its overall square footage. If you have no previous experience with such construction, hiring a professional contractor represents your best chance of success. Nonetheless, it’s crucial to know what to expect when considering such an endeavor. 

The primary stages involved when working with Newton MA Deck Builders include: 

Permit Application

One of the major elements that first-time deck builders are unaware of is the need for a permit when building a deck. If your deck is 30 inches or more above the ground and connected to the house, there are a few building codes you’ll need to adhere to during construction before a permit is provided. 

Prepping the Site

The next primary stage involves preparing the area involved. A contractor will likely use stakes and strings to map out the surface area covered by the deck and identify the areas where footers will be placed. You’ll also need to clear the area of debris, stones, grass, and weeds. 


The final stage involves the construction of the deck. This will commence with installing the ledger, footers, and posts, followed by support beams to bear the joists. Construction can take between a few days to a week, depending on the design involved. We offer affordable, reliable deck-building services in Newton, so call us today! Exponential Construction, your preferred contractor.

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