A completed permit application along with a copy of your plat of survey showing the exact location and size of the proposed deck must be submitted for review.
2 sets of drawings of the proposed deck, including sizes and quantity of materials being used must submitted.
Provide positive drainage away from the house.
The ground under the deck shall be designed to be weed free. The drawing submitted for the deck permit shall include a weed barrier such as a plastic or "Visqueen" sheet, with ballast of at least 2 inches of gravel. If the deck is high enough above grade to allow grass to be mowed and trimmed, then grass is allowed below that area of the deck.
All support posts must be 8 by 42 inches below grade concrete piers.
Required Deck Inspections
The pier or post holes must be inspected before they are filled to assure the 42 inch minimum depth.
Framing inspection prior to deck installation.
Final inspection upon completion.
Scheduling An Inspection
Call 847-459-2620 24 hours in advance for scheduling all inspections. If you belong to a Homeowners Association, a letter of permission for installation is required by the Village if required by the Association.