Saturday, May 1st 2021: Restaurant deck collapses in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. Forty people fall sending eleven to the hospital, two with critical injuries. A quick internet search will reveal far too many unfortunate and avoidable incidents like this happening on a regular basis. What factors are at play with deck failures and how can we ensure […]Read More about Deck Dangers
If they can be nailed wrong, they will be. It seems that more than half of the decks we inspect have a problem with the joist hangers. For some reason (and its probably price) people want to buy a smaller joist hanger than necessary saving a few dollars and putting the deck in jeopardy. Joist […]Read More about What is it about joist hangers that attracts the DIY enthusiast?
A Realtor from a Xenia office said to me recently that there had only been one deck in the last two years that I had not thrown the book at. I got to thinking about that and realized he was probably correct. Unfortunately most of the decks we inspect, even professionally built ones are badly […]Read More about Most Decks are Dangerous.