There are few places that are better for entertaining guests than a deck. In beautiful weather, you can have a large crowd visiting without the air getting stuffy, messing up your furniture or feeling crowded. This is why there are thousands of homeowners that decide that they would like to add a deck to their home, but unfortunately some of these projects don’t turn out like hoped for. A deck is not as simple a structure as you might believe, and there are some aspects that you need to keep in mind to make sure that it will be a safe and stable place for your friends and family to enjoy. One important factor to consider is the weight that will be supported by your deck. With the combined weight of the deck itself and all the people that potentially could be on it, plus possibly a heavy hot-tub full of water, you really need to make sure that the deck is on a stable foundation.
The railing should also be firmly installed, since a large group of people leaning against it at the same time could spell disaster.