how to keep animals from going under a deck. the area beneath your deck is prime real estate for animals looking for a dark, dry place to build their nests. a range of animals, from chipmunks to raccoons, skunks, woodchucks and opossums, like the dark space under your deck because its usually quiet and protects them from predators.
visual appeal. in addition to its many functional benefits, gravel layered beneath a deck also adds a certain visual appeal. it covers up ugly plastic or landscape fabric and hides dirt, mud and water from sight for a clean, finished look. you can even choose gravel in different sizes, colors and profiles to add aesthetic appeal to your landscape.
since it is a multilevel deck that was built right above a room on the ground floor, you cant cover all the the area under the deck using deck skirting. take a crack at placing 20 inches lattices from the edge of your deck.
the under-deck area is a perfect place to erect a patio. the space receives at least partial shade for most of the day, and since its open on three sides, it will get a cooling cross breeze. add some weather-resistant furniture and a few plants, and you have an inviting outdoor area where your family can relax on even the hottest summer days.
the lower the deck is to the ground and the tighter the deck boards are spaced the less light can filter through the deck to the ground. as a result most plant life will not grow. but the higher the deck is above the ground the more light will filter below and the great chance of plant life taking hold.
a system-compatible aluminum trough is fastened below the joist header to carry runoff to one or more downspouts that drain to the ground outside the protected area. under-deck ceiling systems provide an all-in-one drainage and ceiling finish that is particularly suitable for areas beneath a deck that are high enough off the ground to provide a sheltered outdoor living space below.
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