Check your deck
Close to nature and within easy access of the kitchen, decks are ideal open-air gathering spaces. However, 40 million decks in the U.S. are more than 20 years old, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association. So it’s no wonder deck structures, together with porches, cause an average of 45,000 injuries each year. Regular deck inspections including the stairs can prevent both accidents and major costly structural repairs.
What you can do
- Look for loose connections at the ledger board, which attaches the deck to your home’s main structure.
- Inspect the deck for rotten boards, popped nails, loose fasteners, and wobbly or rotten steps.
- Make sure railings are secure and at least 42 inches tall with no more than 4 inches between rails.
- When in doubt, have your deck inspections done by one of our licensed professionals.
“For over twenty-five years“, home owners have relied on Schafer Construction for our expertise with any kind of water damage or structural repair to decks, bridge driveways an stucco. We’re fully equipped and licensed to perform necessary preventative and restorative deck or bridge driveway construction. We’ll do the job right the first time, and also offer preventative maintenance services to keep your family safe in the years to come.
Schafer Construction has been inspecting,repairing and building decks since 1988. We specialize in decks and deck repair. If you need deck repair or deck inspection services please give us a call. We also provide a regular deck inspection service. Please see more about that on our Contact Us page.
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