How To Build a Deck Step by Step
Maybe you are the type of independent person who may consider build a deck is something that you can handle. But of course you still need an instruction to cope with. So, I will tell you how to build a deck step by step.
Generally, the steps are divided into 6 steps, such as: preliminary (including sketches), foundation of your deck, deck support, deck board, deck spacing, and finishing.
In the preliminary step, make sure that your sketch is already done including a sketch with side views of the deck and foundation and its top. You may also have to consider your room boundaries. Then, prepare the foundation which comes from high clay content soil that can expand and contract under dry and wet conditions. In this step, you may consider to hire a local drilling company as the price they over will worth well the saved effort. Moreover, whenever you move foward to place pier, don’t forget to lay it out then consider it size, forms and rebar.
When you are in the third step which is deck support, be aware of the wood posts, deck placement and also the joist structure that you add.Commonly, 2×6 decking is often used. Whereas, 5/4 treated decking, that tends to be smoother than regular treated 2×6, is still acceptable.
After all, one last this before finishing your deck is considering the deck spacing, better to have a consultation first with the pro. I suggest you to use a good wood preserver. Maybe using is Pen-O-Fin will worth, you can find where you can get it from the internet or so on, even your friends maybe will give you a good information, but don’t worry, if you decide to consult with a pro, then he/she will surely help you.
And finally, you can finish it with coloring your deck as you like it. Enjoy your fancy deck!