How Safe is Your Deck?

How Safe is Your Deck?

Recently, I toured a home with a 2nd story deck on the back. It was a lovely backyard in a wooded setting.  I could just picture coming out in the morning and enjoying a nice cup of coffee on the deck while watching the birds, deer and other woodland creatures as they went about their activities.  As I walked out onto the deck  I became quite nervous as the deck felt a bit shaky. It made me wonder how do you KNOW you have a sturdy and well built deck?  This could be on either the home you are in now or in the home you are looking to purchase or build. I began my search for answer on the computer of course and came up with some great articles on Zillow and Simpson Strong Home that I wanted to share with you.  Please keep in mind I am not expert on building decks nor do I have my builders license.  You should consult with an expert and your local building codes should be referred to for exact building specifications for your area and specific situation. A home inspection is also a great way to help determine if there are repairs that need to be made.

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