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Designing a Waterproof Deck

There are many reasons why you may want to make sure your deck is waterproof, but one of the most common reasons is for safety. Whether you’re planning to put in a hot tub, or you’re using a pool near your deck, waterproofing the structure can help reduce slips and falls. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when designing a waterproof deck.

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Why Do You Need a Waterproof Deck?

First and foremost, you need to start with your reason for wanting a waterproof deck. If you’re looking to add a hot tub to your deck later on, you’ll need to talk to us about it. A hot tub creates additional stress for your deck in terms of weight, so we’ll need to keep that in mind when we design so that you don’t run into problems down the line. No matter what your decking needs are, talk to our designers about them in as much detail as you can so that we can plan out the perfect decking solution for your home.

Another common reason to waterproof your deck is to make use of the space beneath it. When you work with Custom Deck Builders, you can enjoy the top of the line products that we offer including Trex’s RainEscape Drainage System. When installed, this system keeps the space beneath your deck dry by carrying any water away safely. That way you can bring out the entertainment system, outdoor kitchen appliances, and anything else you want to use outdoors without worrying about it getting wet.

Railings and Treads are Essential

When it rains, your deck will inevitably get wet and a wet deck can be slippery. People walking from the pool into the house may also be at risk from a slippery deck surface. Railings and treads on your stairs can help keep accidental falls to a minimum. We have plenty of options to choose from in terms of railings that make your new deck both safe and stylish.

Custom Deck Builders is Your Carroll County Deck Builder

If you’re looking for a luxurious new deck in Carroll County, then Custom Deck Builders is your best bet. As a TrexPro Platinum contractor, you can trust that our work will be safe, secure, and absolutely beautiful, no matter what kind of deck you’re looking for. Contact us to set up an appointment for your design consultation today.


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