A Quick Deck Safety Inspection
There are 40 million estimated decks in the United States with half of these existing decks are safety and code compliant. While decks and balconies give added aesthetics to the exterior beauty of your homes, these can also cause tragic accidents or death without a proper safety inspection.
A deck safety inspection can save lives. But for peace of mind and overall safety, certified deck inspectors can do an excellent deck safety inspection.
- Check for improper or loose connections. Use nuts, bolts, and washer for the new installation of decks. If the wood deck is connected using nails, have this replaced immediately by a certified contractor.
- Routinely check the joints between the deck and the house for rust or corrosion. If this can eventually cause the deck to collapse.
- Deck inspectors will check for rotted support posts. Rotted deck supports become weak and can no longer support the deck’s weight. Your hired deck inspector will recommend if deck posts require replacement.
- Check if your deck wobbles every time you walk across it. Most of the time, deck inspectors will fasten an angle bracing under the deck.
Regular deck inspections carried by certified deck inspectors and corrective measures prevent fatal injuries and accidents from happening.
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