If you, dear reader, do not yet have a deck on your residential property, never mind that it is customarily raised, you might wish to consider having one installed, if only to satiate the aesthetic desire. Beautifying the property is all good because it elevates its value for resale or investment purposes. But more value, more important value is added when elevated decks are added to the property.
It has been one of the country’s great building traditions over decades, spanning at least two centuries. No form of technology was originally required, just man’s ingenuity and rudimentary penchant for hard work. There was always a serious purpose behind the builder and property owner’s work. And to this purpose, decks had to be raised in order to weather or stem the tide of oncoming storms.
While elevated decks are in place, residential properties’ foundations are raised too. This is necessary so that no encroaching (flood potential) water can, to put it bluntly, dampen the property’s foundations. No potential for long-term or calamitous damage is possible. And even today, not much in the way of technology is required to construct and install elevated decks, even for commercial properties’ purposes.
Again, just that traditional dash of ingenuity and the naturalized engineer and property owner’s penchant for hard work. There is determination to keep all natural encroachments at bay. Whether the deck or pedestal is covered or not, it is still possible for precipitation to cover the decks. But that is fine because a sophisticated drainage system has been installed. Water reaching wooden floorboards quickly drains off and all foot traffic across these boards are never susceptible to accidents due to slipping.
If you install an elevated deck soon, your insurance service provider will also be smiling.