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There are many important details to consider when preparing for your new deck installation in Great Falls, VA. Deck construction in Fairfax County is a highly regulated endeavor designed to ensure deck construction is safely completed in accordance with the International Residential Code (IRC) and the The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC).
Building permits are required for any new deck or alterations to any existing deck supported by footings in Fairfax County. Ground-level wood deck platforms are exempt from permitting, but electrical and plumbing permits are required for new lighting, outlets or outdoor appliances including hot tubs, water fountains or outdoor kitchen fixtures and appliances. Publications, application forms and other detailed information regarding deck installation in Great Falls, VA can be found at the Fairfax County Decks publication online.
Fairfax County strongly recommends having your licensed deck contractor pull your building permit as the legally responsible party so you can obtain assistance in enforcing compliance for any potentially defective construction work associated with your deck installation.
When preparing for your new deck installation in Great Falls, make sure to include unique elements of deck design to make your outdoor space truly remarkable.
Check the Fairfax County Typical Deck Details publication online for additional construction details and instructions before planning your deck installation in Great Falls, VA, and contact the deck experts at Hal Co to tap into our three decades of experience in quality deck design, construction and maintenance.