It's patio season—that time of year when your backyard becomes another living space. A lot of people will be building decks this over the next few months, so here are some helpful tips we came across to help you pick the right materials for the job.
Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a pro, the key to success is factoring in all the critical design issues, picking the right material for your budget, climate, and lifestyle, and building a structure that will stand the test of time. [This Old House]
CREATE THE BASE
- The footings for your deck must meet local codes and be installed properly. The depth of your footings, which will be set in concrete.
CHOOSING THE WOOD
- Cedar resists moisture, rot and insect infestations.