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How to Enclose Below the Deck | Home Guides | SF Gate

The finishing touch to an outdoor deck is to enclose the area below the deck. A deck enclosure, or deck skirting, will prevent wild animals from using the area for their new home. Another benefit.

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Deck Building - Preparing Deck Site Before Building

Cover Soil Depending on Height of The Deck OK, so if you have finished digging your holes and poured your footings and piers, you are now ready to prepare the site for gravel or other finishing before you get right into the building phase. As you can see, the deck site for this project was a simple as they come.

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How to Landscape Under a Deck | Hunker

Select shade loving plants since the space under your deck likely doesn't get a lot of direct sunlight. Even though the area under the deck may appear dark, it still receives some light. Plants that thrive in this environment include hostas, coleus for foliage plants, and impatiens and begonias for flowering plants.

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Ground Cover Under the Deck - Decksgo.com

Using wood chips as ground cover under your deck might be fine in a drier climate but I would be concerned that with the moisture you describe and the lack of light you might be creating a great breeding ground for mold and fungi. So probably stay away from wood chips in this situation. Small stones are a nice idea.

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26 Most Stunning Deck Skirting Ideas to Try at Home

Since it is a multilevel deck that was built right above a room on the ground floor, you can’t 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. Let the skirting hang above the ground to create an incredible look. Skagit Bay Waterfront, Camano Island, WA

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Should You Put Gravel Under a Deck? Here's the Answer

A layer of crushed gravel, with or without plastic or weed barrier cloth, is the best choice for using under a deck. It sheds moisture instead of absorbing it, keeps the area under the deck drier, and won’t decay. The stone looks good but isn’t as inviting to critters or insects, nor is it easy for plants to put down roots.

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