Why you should have a contractor build your deck.
They will design it or give you pre drafted plans. The contractor will figure out all the materials you'll need for the deck and how to support it. They will get a building permit and follow all of your cities codes. You don't want to rebuild a deck because you didn't meet the local codes. It's like 27 pages of codes for decks in my area, yeah. They will prevent under growth of weeds which most people don't think about. They will save you time running back and forth to the hardware store. They know what they're doing and will properly lay boards due to water density of a board. This will prevent warps and positive water drainage. Not only are you gonna get a great product, but they are also gonna set you up for success. Call a local contractor to build your deck today.