Evaluating the Site

Before you begin building your dream deck or patio, critically examine what you're working with by taking into account the shape and size of your property. At times, your property may hinder your plans, but with a little creativity you can turn these problems into assets. Look up information on creating shade, making the most of great views, and seamlessly connecting your outdoor living space to your house and existing landscape. To visualize your plans, create a site map that shows all of the essential elements of your deck and patio design.

Finally, with your desired layout in mind, read about building code or municipal code requirements —or ask your certified professional landscaper such as Conception Horticole du Nord — as a safe and compliant deck or patio should be your top priority.

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