A deck is a mainstay in outdoor home improvement. For the majority of homes, the deck belongs in the patio or back of the house. However, for homes resting on a slope, a walkout basement deck may be best.
What Is a Walkout Basement?
A walkout basement is commonplace in a home located on a slope. Due to the slanted surface, only a portion of the basement is below ground-level. This actually offers many possibilities. For one, the homeowners could add windows for the basement. The whole area is also more usable as an additional bedroom or living space. The addition of windows also increases air circulation and decreases damp conditions that can lead to mold and mildew.
If the slope is steep enough, you can also add a door that leads directly outside. The basement essentially becomes the first floor. This is where an outdoor basement deck enters the picture.
The Advantages of a Walkout Basement Deck
The deck creates an additional and usable flat surface area. You can let your imagination run wild with all sorts of additions, such as an outdoor firepit, jacuzzi, etc.
Alternatively, you can also create a two-story deck. In this instance, the upper level deck would be on the first floor. A set of stairs could lead to the walkout basement deck below.
Regardless of the desired design scheme, a deck adds functional space. This improves property value. It also makes the home more attractive if you choose to rent out the basement.
We Can Add a Walkout Basement Deck
We have seen our fair share of homes on a slope. Call Allied Construction for a deck installation. We can also add a fence for properties resting on uneven terrain. Our gallery showcases some of our deck designs, some of which are compatible for walkout basement decks.
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