If you own a house and have some space left in your yard, then you might have thought of making a deck. A lot of things may have stopped you like expenses and time. Well, it’s not an expensive and long-term work. Now you can build a deck for your house by yourself if you how to do it properly. You just need to get a pencil and paper to start off.
Decide the size of your deck as per the size of your house. It won’t be looking good to have a small deck in a big house and a large size deck in a small house. so you have to make sure that the size of your deck suits the size of your house. Gather all local permits, so you don’t have to face any unwanted problem and occurrence furthermore. Make a list of materials you need to build the deck. An expert will always advise you to choose the best material. So you should justify between materials and products before you purchase them. Materials relative to deck building are plain wood, concrete deck piers, gravel, water seal, paint and other small stuff
Start the work by placing deck footings. Decks lower to the ground looks more beautiful than the usual ones. Place the footings by keeping a measured distance from each other. You have to make sure that all the footings are on the same level. Because an unleveled footing can damage your platform.
After you have placed your footings now you should start to cut and ley your joists. It is a better idea to measure before you cut each joist. Each of the joists should have the similar size and try not to keep any difference. Mark the place where your deck is going to build. Remove the siding where you are going to mount the ledger board. After removing the siding attach the ledger to the same place you have removed siding from. Once you are done with that install the opposite beam atop the posts then install the rim joists. Before you attach the plank with joists you should waterproof them. Either the planks will suck water. After that screw the planks, but make sure that you are not using to screws. That will make it look bad. You should take the help of a second person to get a hand and also finish the work sooner. At last add wood at the end of your deck to give it a finishing look. You should spray some grass or weed killer before you make the platform. It won’t look good to see grass or weed coming up through the deck.
After you have Completed the steps above you should paint the deck. Choose a light color. It looks better to use a light color as its outside of the house. When the paint gets dry you are done with a beautiful deck, which looks perfect with your house.