I have a very challenging, small, north facing, graded back yard. The lowest portion of the yard is totally unusable. Attached to the house is a small concrete patio slab that at the highest point is around 3-4 feet, at the lowest is around 1 foot.
Here are some shots of the back yard.
Standing at the top of the yard
Middle of the yardlooking down
Standing on the manhole looking up
Looking at the door
So my questions are as follows:
What kind of deck would best suit this type of back yard? Woodframe cedar/composite? A raised stamped concrete? Reminder that not a lot of light gets back here (north facing).
If a Woodframe is the best, should I remove the existing concrete slab or build a deck over top of this? My neighbor built over top of his and I'm suspect to the wood rotting.
Please if you have any suggestions on improving this area, please advise. thanks so much!