Ground level decks, raised decks, roof decks, stone decks with metal railings and above-ground pool decks are examples of different deck designs. Additional specific examples are the Cape Cod Deck, the Breiling Deck, Vermont Woods, Abby Creek and the Pool Deck in East Windsor.
Ground-level decks are either freestanding or attached to houses to provide an easy exit from the main house structures. Ground-level decks are also useful for providing a walking surface over yards that are uneven, wet or full of rocks. Some specialized decks can also hold structures, such as shallow pools, tubs and planters.
Raised decks are higher structures than ground-level decks and are good for covering rough terrain. Some raised decks are terraced decks that proceed stepwise down to the yard. Roof decks are more common in urban locations, and they provide outdoor space and views of the surrounding areas.
One stone deck with metal railings has four different platforms of various heights with an opening in the middle that can accomodate bushes or a flower bed. The company A Plus Quality Decks makes a slightly raised structure for accommodating above-ground pools. The Cape Cod Deck is another slightly raised structure with a partially covered segment.