Did you know that you don’t have to have a deck that goes to the second floor of the house? It’s a common misconception that decks are higher up in the air. The truth is that decks are raised platforms that act as an extension of your home and outdoor living space. Ground-level decks are often mistaken for porches. While both can be added to the house later, the biggest difference is that porches often have roofs and look seamless with the rest of the house. Ground-decks tend to follow the style, but they are their own piece. Since you’re in the market to install a deck, you have to decide which level is right for your home. Here a few advantages a ground-level deck may have over an elevated deck.