Why a Deck Shouldn’t Be Level with the Home Angie's List
That’s right. B-list guests will crash the deck party: water damage, mold and rot. Unless a deck is covered, it shouldn’t be at the same level as the door to your home. There should be at least a 4-inch step down to the deck itself. If the deck is enclosed or has a roof that doesn’t allow water to get inside, you need not worry.