There are, in actual fact, more purposes than one behind elevating your patio decks. It is difficult to define which purpose is more important than the other. Perhaps that would have to come down to due consideration being given to your immediate physical circumstances. If circumstances are ripe, arrange for the design, manufacture and installation of your new patio decks. With no distinction being made on its importance, purposes are outlined briefly in random sequence.
Even if you are on level ground and the ground beneath you is always going to be as dry as a bone, there can be nothing more pleasing about having those elevated decks. If it is appropriately colored and styled, a nautical or country life sense can be given to it. In your suburban setting, you can look over your porch area, hopefully with a garden to look forward to, and let your imagination roam. Of course, the nautical feel is heightened should you be close enough to the sea to get a whiff of the sea breeze with the odd gull breezing by.
On the more practical level, elevated decks help those developments a great deal more when they are constructed across a slope. There is a desire to extend levels of the property, anything above ground level. To this purpose, the elevated deck doubles up as a balcony where patio sliding doors are ideal to preserve the extension of space. On the risk management level, elevated decks work well in protecting properties from a natural flood plain common to the property’s area.
Smart drainage systems are built in to these decks to allow for safe drainage across the boards if you will. No damage to property and safe foot traffic is the result.