How do you build a deck close to the ground?
I have done it two different ways. One way is to build your
frame with all the joists and rim joists then manipulate the dirt
by moving it around or digging it out to make it level. Another way
is to put it on posts and raise it an inch or two off the ground
and level it by attching the joists to the posts using a large
level. There is no one way that is correct method everyone is
different. I like the post method cause it doesnt sit right on the
ground and will resist rot alot better.