The act of anchoring your deck properly to your home can be a tricky one. Success is rarely as simple as it looks. Encouraging rot and deterioration of your house wall is a distinct reality if you don’t anchor your deck properly, and long-term success depends on simple, often overlooked details. Even if you hire a professional deck builder, don’t assume they’ll work diligently. Understand and ask for confirmation that proper installation techniques will be followed. If you’re about to embark on a DIY deck project this summer, read more in my article “Anchoring Your Deck the Right Way”.