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Wood Deck DIY Safety Inspection: Is My Deck in Danger of Collapsing?

The Home Safety Council estimates that half of the more than 40 million decks in the United States are in danger of collapse. When a deck fails, more than 75 percent of the people who are on it at the time are either killed or injured. To avoid catastrophe, homeowners should regularly inspect their decks for structural safety, particularly if the decking materials are 20 years or older. This illustration shows the highlights of a deck safety inspection.

 

Wood Deck DIY Inspection

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