Construction Deck Problems From Poor Planning
One of the biggest problems with do-it-yourselfers is
that they don't take enough time planning the project. They look at a
picture of a deck in a magazine or book and then put a picture of the
new deck in their mind, already attached to their home.
There are quite a few decks that are built on large homes that might not fit on small ones. If they do fit, sometimes they won't look right or match the home. Dealing with construction deck problems like these has created some nightmares for homeowners and inexperienced deck builders.
If you sincerely want to eliminate as many deck problems as you possibly can, familiarize yourself with the deck building process. This would include purchasing some books on deck construction or watching some videos about deck building. You can gather a lot of helpful tips from well written books with plenty of pictures and videos from master carpenters who know what they're doing.
If you've never built a deck, you're going to need to understand the fundamentals of deck construction, before you can even start planning and designing your deck. This information can also be obtained from books and videos, but this isn't the only way that you can gather information that will be helpful, while building your new deck.
If you really want to eliminate the problems, keep this in mind. I'm going to say it one more time. Poor planning and inexperience leads to deck construction problems. It wouldn't be a bad idea to hire someone who is familiar with deck construction and planning, to help them with your project.