This decking has enhanced the outside living space. The decking was made with a resilient columbian pine which splits if screws are put straight in, so all 1200 screws had to be counter sunk first.
Decking comes in a lot of man made materials which will last many years longer than soft wood. It is also available in hard wood, which looks amazing if your budget can stretch that far. It is important that the supporting joists are fully protected from moisture running off the decking. Otherwise they will rot.