Deck that must be no more than 6' above grade?
Any recommendations / comments on a new deck where the town code says it can NOT be more than 6" off the existing ground?
My biggest issue is how to frame it - if I use PT 2x6s, they end up half buried. And I'm afraid 2x4s on edge would flex too much and require way more footings. (For support, I was thinking 8" tubes.)
For the decking itself, we had first considered Fiberon Ipe decking - but they won't guarantee it if there isn't 6" clear under the deck. Now we're looking at real ipe - and the question there is whether to use 5/4 or 4/4 decking...
Oh, and the deck is in Delaware, about 4 blocks in from the ocean.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.