How can I build a deck inexpensively?

The space is about 8’ x 50’. I’m considering pallet deck options etc. I am looking forward to hearing some creative ideas! Thanks!

  4 answers
  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 23, 2018
    Dig down 3-5 inches n make level n get concrete poured or get quik crete?

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on May 23, 2018
    Start with getting a permit to construct your deck. Unless your a carpenter, I'd leave this job to a professional. So many things in this project needs to be inspected. If you fail inspection, you can change whatever you failed for, but it will cost you money. Leave this to a carpenter. Find one on HomeAdvisor, they are screened, and their business has a good rating. Good Luck!

  • Barbara C Barbara C on May 23, 2018
    8 feet wide is not enough for a 50 foot deck to enjoy chairs,swing,grill, etc. It will look much better wider.

    • Randi Ketchum Randi Ketchum on May 23, 2018
      Thanks😉. I only have this amount of space in front of my house. I will see if a carpenter can make it larger�!!!!

  • 27524803 27524803 on May 23, 2018
    A long lasting deck... may not be inexpensive... if you are looking for temporary... the pallets may work... BUT... if you are looking for longevity.. pressure treated materials, proper footings and foundation is a necessity.
    I would suggest that you check out or for a list of reference checked, verified contractors who can advise you on the best way to put in a deck that will last.... they will know about permits, materials and all that stuff.