A floating deck adds a great elevated place to sit and enjoy a view of a yard. Only a few inches off the ground, this platform takes a little time but is easy once you get going. It looks classy and also allows water and airflow beneath your deck, which can help minimize problems of wood-rot over time, and keep a backyard area from becoming a dam in a heavy rainstorm. The design idea behind a floating deck is simple: instead of sitting flush with the ground, a floating deck gives the impression of “floating” a few inches off the surface. It’s an aesthetically pleasing touch, and it also provides guests a great vantage point from which to survey the natural beauty of the backyard.