There’s nothing quite like a beautifully manicured lawn surrounding a well-built deck and pool on your own property. Having friends and family over for some outdoor time on a relatively cool evening can be a recipe for making memories that will last forever. If you have a deck on your property or are thinking about building one, it’s very important to consider the structural support needed.
Beyond the fact that the materials used to build a deck are often quite heavy, you should remember that the whole point of the deck is to have people spend time on it. And the simple truth is that people can be heavy! So, it’s important to include the potential weight of thousands of pounds of humans when determining the structural support needed for your deck. And don’t forget about the furniture or appliances that will occupy the space. A water-filled hot tub can sometimes weigh around 5,000 pounds!