This large deck on this level yard is built low to grade. One of the benefits of a low-to-grade deck is a railing is not required. Check the building requirements in your area for the exact code details. Having an open deck without a railing allows the deck to flow seamlessly into the back yard and creates a sense of zen throughout the space. Notice that Archadeck pays particular attention to details such as alternating the decking direction to ensure homeowners and guests notice the level changes from each area.