Chicago Deck Building Codes

Downtown Chicago, IL, Built with Ipe Siding

Building a deck requires careful planning and preparation. Regardless of the material you use, you need to be aware that Chigago has strict guidelines for building any outdoor structure including decks. The process of obtaining a permit for any project can be a hassle. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to obtain all the necessary permits from each agency, depending on the type and location of the project.

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Deck Building Tips

Here are some deck building tips that will help keep you safe when building a deck. Always unplug or remove the battery from power tools when they're not in use and always keep away from water. This is especially important if there are children near the job site. Using protective eyewear when cutting deck boards is also recommended at all times.