Deck Inspection

More than 2 million decks are built and replaced each year in North America. InterNACHI estimates
that of the 45 million existing decks, only 40% are completely safe.

During deck Inspection the inspector search the supports, beams, and joists supporting the deck for indications of rot, decay, or insect damage. It is important to thoroughly assess any indications of structural damage to decide if replacement or repair is required.

The inspector also examine the connections between the different parts of the deck as well as the bolts holding the deck to the home. The strength of the deck might be compromised and the likelihood of failure increased by loose or corroded fasteners.

Additionally, the state of the decking surface should be assessed. Replace any boards that are cracked, warped, or splintered, and remove or swap out any protruding nails or screws for more suitable fastening.

I will check for stability and well attached handrails and guardrails. To stop kids from falling through or getting trapped, they should also be checked for the right height and distance between balusters or infill material.

Finally, stability, adequate rise and run, and slip-resistant surfaces should be checked on stairs and landings. To protect the users of the deck, any issues should be fixed right away.

In conclusion, it is essential to evaluate the deck to ensure everyone using it is safe. From the bottom up, the inspector should assess the deck, looking for structural issues, corroded or loose fasteners, and wear and tear indicators. Additionally, the stability and safety of handrails, guardrails, decking, and steps should be carefully examined.

Don’t skip this important step – schedule a deck inspection today to ensure that you’re a well-informed and that your home is safe and functional. Contact us now to schedule your inspection!

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