There can be numerous reasons as to why you would want to elevate your deck. Of course, given the time and space, just a couple of examples will be addressed herein. Perhaps too, as an informational piece, it’s best to clear the decks if you will and give that brief explanation of what is meant by a deck before addressing the elevated deck. Learn to crawl before walking. Baby steps, that sort of thing.
Look at it this way. See the deck as a veranda or patio space. Only difference being that it is going to be on a level higher than your average stoop. Your average stoop might not do if your property is on an undulating slope. But the elevated deck will do just fine. Depending on the property’s overall infrastructural requirements, say, from a risk management and structural, as well as functional point of view, the deck, or the elevated deck could be composed of a variety of materials.
The motivations for this are, of course, also aesthetic. Some people might have a preference for wood slats to give their deck system a country-style look. While others will be quite comfortable with cement slabs. But in this latter case, the property would, of course, have to be standing on solid foundations. And in both cases, wood or cement, and perhaps even stainless steel, this has got to be one of the great features of having an elevated deck system.
Provided, of course, that the installation or the refurbishing or maintenance work has been handled by an experienced and licensed technician. The elevated deck is there for a purpose. It is also there to help provide protection from water flooding, and it does so effectively enough if the inbuilt drainage system is technically sound.