Building a deck requires careful planning. Regardless of the material you use, you need to be aware that Alameda County has strict guidelines for deck building.Alameda Building Code
If you plan on building a deck on your own, we still recommened seeking the professional advice of a professional deck builder. Even for a small fee, knowing that your installation has been looked over by a trained professional is definitely worth it.
Deck Building Tips
Here are some deck building tips that will help keep you safe when building a deck. Always unplug, or remove the battery from power tools when they're not in use. This is especially important if there are children near the job site. Useing protective eyewear when cutting deck boards is also recommended.