Having a deck in your house can prove to be a nice place for relaxing and also entertaining yourself. However, apart from the way you have built the deck and are using it, it is its design that actually matters. Two different decks can possibly have the same look but the construction techniques used may be different in each case. Hence if you have a home built relatively higher off the ground, then you should always be going for the raised deck option. It may possibly take you a few days to build a raised deck, but besides being something practical, it also adds up to the beauty of your house.
Joist hangers, 90-degree and u-shape
Portable power mixer
Bags of ready-mix concrete
Power auger or shove
Getting a permit
It is advised to get a permit from your local municipality before buying the required materials because they might require a few details like; the type of wood you plan to use, the height of the rails and your plan for placing the required rails on stairs.
Trimming the tops
Once the concrete is all set, trim the top of the posts and reinforce them with wood and temporary joist hangers. After sometime, attach the permanent joists to the ledger, thus, preventing the joists from twisting by fastening block pieces between them.
Installing the Deck
As you are done with the above step, remove the temporary joists and prepare to install the decking. Over the joists, you will center the seams of the decking boards and spread them out in order to give the deck a desired outlook.
Building the Stairs
Finally, build the stairs by first laying concrete pads at the base of the stairs about 4-inches thick. It is advised to install an already made stair package available at any home hardware store as you will only have to install the railings.