Deck Safety Inspection
- 412 deck failures
- 600 people were injured
- 33 were killed
Deck safety is no accident
These are the areas that we will check for you. We will provide you with a complete report on Every area of your deck. We will also a provide you with a FREE ESTIMATE on any repairs that needs to be done with No Obligation to have us preform the work.
We inspect the condition of your deck boards. Most wood will show some cracks and splits over time, but is the general condition of the boards good, or are the boards splintering and unsafe to walk on?
A deck should be built using a variety of fasteners and metal hardware connectors to create a continuous pathway to ensure deck stability and safety. We make sure that the appropriate fasteners and connectors were used when constructing the deck. The condition of the hardware used and if any of it needs to be replaced?
We will inspect every post, beam and joist that provides the structural framework of the deck. What is their condition? Is there any noticeable sagging between supports? Are there any cracks or defects in the structural framework?
The attachment of the deck to the house (at an area called the house band) is the area where most deck failures occur. We pay special attention to this area and check to make sure that the deck is properly attached to the house band with appropriate screws or bolts and that it is properly flashed for water protection.
The foundation / footings receive and support the weight (also known as the load) on a deck and the columns that bear on them. We will make sure that there is a a proper foundation / footing to insure that your deck is safely supported.
We will inspect the areas where people exit from the deck. These exits usually involve stairs, ramps and gates.
We will inspect of the rail posts and sections of railing on the deck to make sure that the railing is secure. Inspect to make sure that the pickets/balusters are fastened securely and spaced as per local code.
Safety is our Number One Priority
Contact us today for you FREE DECK SAFETY INSPECTION. 610-466-5457