The Deck Store has been helping home owners, business owners, and professional contractors better understand deck and patio construction for decades. We hope to expand the reach of that knowledge through our blog.
This is a guest post from LBM Journal:
As homeowners enter the summer months, many are looking into DIY projects that will allow them to upgrade their outdoor living space. As they do, a common question deck professionals receive is, “how much can my deck hold?”
If your deck is low to the ground or even in contact with the ground you do not need to install a deck railing. You will soon realize during your deck build that different areas have different standards and codes so this article will walk you through what you need to do.