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What to Know About Adding a Deck

Want to increase your living space and enjoy the open air more? Learn the requirements, costs and other considerations for building a deck Full Story
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chris3duke
@JohnWipple, a lot of traditional deck builders are against using a deck block system, but in the right circumstances, I think they are totally fine. Specifically:

- The deck should be floating, and not tied to the house with a ledger board

- The deck should be low (at or near ground level)

People build sheds all the time on timber or block footings, and no one thinks twice. The whole point of frost footings is to avoid frost heave when tying the structure to a house. If you build a floating deck, it can just move up and down with the season, just like a patio would.
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bjwpg
In response to 'chris3duke' mentioning fade-free composite:

Really? There is such an animal as composite decking that retains its colour? Given that you sound like a thoughtful, reliable sort of person I will have to believe you ; ) I've just never witnessed it myself.

You mention "PVC capped composite". Do you mean some sort of plastic strip 'cap' that one would add on top of each composite board?
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