Deck permits / Guides

Deck Construction, 10 Top Tips for Building Decks
Decks, porches and gazebos

Building a deck ? 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...deck construction: Meeting setbacks and getting building permits in Canada & US Creating a solid base structure: cement pillars (Sonotubes), screw piles, floating deck blocks Wood selection - pressure treated or hemlock base, cedar or composite decking Durability strategies for a longer lifespan Deck Perm...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...deck for a tiny house This Tiny House consists of a converted shipping container skillfully made into a ground level living space. It includes a lounge and fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious luxurious ensuite attached, and that awesome open deck joining both rooms for outdoo...

Frost Heave Prevention Helps Stop Frost Heaving Breaking up Home Foundations
New foundations and slab-on-grade

What causes Frost Heave? Preventing frost heaving is down to good foundation design

...deck, shed, slab on grade or a basement foundation, when expanding soils forces it upwards, it can go on a little ride if it was not properly engineered or protected from the elements. This leads to cracked foundations, shifting decks, and damage to basements and slab on grade homes. While the solutions to preventing...