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Decks  /  March 10, 2021

A Guide to Deck Installation

A Dependable Guide to Deck Installation in Mount Pleasant, SC & Surrounding Areas

A deck installation is a great way to add value, enjoyment, and space to your home. If you are looking for a convenient space to host a cook-out, you want a deck around that pool you have been dreaming off, and more, keep on reading to see our handymen’s top tips and advice in this guide to deck installation.

Deck Installation Planning

Schedule estimates with several local handymen to find the best handymen to help work alongside your budget, needs, and schedule. Ask many questions and see their varied services to find the best help for your deck installation. Ask yourself what you want out of your deck. Do you want space to enjoy and talk to your family? Do you want an outdoor kitchen, or a poolside deck? Any extra amenities that require plumbing or electricity will need to be planned ahead of time to be properly mapped out and installed during your deck installation.


Decks can be made from wood, plastic, vinyl, or composite materials. Each one has its own lifespan and benefits. Wood is a classic material that requires maintenance, sealing, and staining. Composite material made of plastic, wood, and glue has a long lifetime. Plastic or vinyl decks can be damaged in extreme heat or weather but need no maintenance.


  • Stairs: Stairs need to be built on a concrete pad to keep them from sinking or warping over the years.
  • Posts: On average are three feet high and are spaced every few feet and at each corner of the deck. Post caps will keep moisture, rain, ice, or snow, from seeping into the post’s top and can be decorative in design.
  • Railing: Railing is a creative feature and safety design on your decks. Get creative with using different materials, colors, and designs, or stick to the same look as the rest of your deck.

Start planning your new deck with this helpful guide and enjoy the results in no time. Create a space for barbeques, parties, or those quiet evenings you look forward to.

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