Ground level decks are typically no more than twelve inches above the ground, built on a small frame to ensure adequate insulation and ventilation.
A raised deck (often referred to as a balcony), is elevated, typically to second-floor level, and is supported by posts anchored into the ground below.
Like ground-level decks, low-level attached decks are pretty low to the ground. The frame is built to the height of your door’s threshold and attached to the home.
A hillside deck is built to accommodate a sloped yard. Local building ordinances may vary, so it’s always a good idea to check with the county building code department to determine what regulations apply.
Split-level decks, as the name would apply, is a deck built at two different levels. This requires two separate frames to be built, one for each level.