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Building your Garden Decks
Decking on your Garden is an essential part of the Garden that adds utility and beauty to Your Garden and as whole to your Home. In order to build a Wooden Deck certain points should be considered. Building a Wood Deck correctly can create the perfect transition between your Home and your backyard.
Your Wooden Deck should be a place for you to relax and unwind after a hectic day. Building a Deck correctly requires proper planning and design, whether you are going to have your Deck built by a professional or do it yourself.
Given below are the basic considerations for building a Wooden Deck. First choose a Deck type. You can have several types of Decks in your Home. An outdoor patio Deck can be attached to your Home. A convenient location for your outdoor patio Deck could be attached to the Family room or Kitchen.
A destination Deck would be typically located in a special place with a view and would not connect to your Home. You might have a winding path that would lead to the destination Deck. A connector Deck is several smaller Decks of any shape or size connected to each other with pathways.
The next step is choosing your Deck activities. Decide the activities of your Deck. Go online and buy a good book on planning and building a wood Deck. Think well before you build your Deck. Then decide your Deck size. You donít need a large Deck if your House and backyard is small. Larger Deck will make the house smaller in appearance. Try to keep the Deck simple.
You can also add one or two angles to the Deck design. You can divide into two areas while building a wooden Deck, one area for lounging and sunning and another section for cooking and dining. Then decide what type of material you are going to use for building wooden Deck. Your Deck may need Concrete footings that extend below the frost line if you'll have freezing winters.
If your Deck will be on sandy soil, you may need to build larger footings that will support the Deck posts or beams. The posts can be 4"x4" lumber which is generally strong enough to support the Deck. If your Deck is above ground, you may be required to use 6"x6" structural posts.
The Deck beams will rest horizontally on the posts and will support the Deck joints. Deck joints will be spaced horizontally every 12", 16" or 24" and will support the Decking Boards. The Decking Boards are the floor of your Deck.. Contact your local building official to see what is required in your area.
One major advantage to having qualified professionals help is that they understand the legal side of how to build a Deck and can help ensure building code requirements are met.
About the Author: John Gibb is the owner of desking resources
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