We have a bi-level house that has a deck on the upper level. There is about 5' of clearance between the ground and the bottom of the joists. The exit from the lower level is under the deck. We're trying to come up with options for a new deck that will allow head room to use the stairs from the lower level for people over 5' tall. The previous deck has a box to raise that section, but it wastes that part of the deck.