Does Your Deck Have Any Of These Signs Of Trouble?

This weekend, a Marietta, GA deck collapsed sending 2 people to the hospital. Since 2003, there have been thousands of reported injuries and more than 20 deaths as the result of deck collapses. The American Society of Home Inspectors recommends checking your deck at least once a year for these warning signs of impending issues:
-Loose connections (for example, a wobbly railing)
-Missing connections (for example, the deck is just nailed to the side of the house)
-Corrosion (such as red rust)
-Rot and large cracks
Read more about deck safety on our blog:
This Lawrenceville, GA deck collapsed in 2009 during a wedding party!

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  • Looking at that deck, I looks as though it was being built. The framing looks fresh so I am wondering if the deck was even complete when it failed.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 12, 2012 kind of looks that way...Perhaps they were rushing to get it done before the "wedding party". I also kid of looks like the stairs are going to a part of the deck or house that is further back.

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