Other than digging the hole - which I could have skipped altogether (and probably will next time!) - this was an easy project. I'm glad I discovered concrete deck piers because using them made all the difference.
I'll probably avoid most other outdoor projects until the weather cools. It's crazy that in ten minutes time outside working on this I was covered in sweat. I do have a small roofing job I want to do at one of the properties. I've never replaced shingles but I'm looking forward to learning how.
Here's a breakdown of my deck project:
- Materials: $248.42 (doesn't include staining or landscaping)
- Time spent digging hole: 40+ hours
- Time spent constructing deck: ~10 hours