how to spot deck damage 2020

Christine Layton Technician August 7 2020 May 7 2020 Raccoons may be adorable intelligent creatures but they can also cause extensive damage to your home. They’re also one of the most common rabies-carrying species and they can spread other diseases like roundworm salmonella tetanus and Listeriosis. 【Get Price】

The material of your deck will have a bearing on what else you will be looking for when it comes to assessing its condition. Real wood decks will show signs of wear in a different way than a composite deck for instance. If you’ve got real wood deck insect damage and warping are common in surfaces that are reaching the end of their use. For ... 【Get Price】

Start by conducting an annual visual inspection of the entire deck. You don’t have to be a professional builder or home inspector to spot trouble; you just have to know where to look. Listed below are 10 common defects that can cause a deck to fail. When inspecting your deck pay particular attention to these 10 areas. 【Get Price】

Exposed to the harshest sun driving rains ice and snow a deck can only take so much before it needs some repair. According to the North American Deck & Railing Association there are more than 40 million decks in the United States that are at least 20 years old and hundreds of reported deck accidents occur annually. 【Get Price】

2. Extensive Deck Surface Damage. Localized damage to the surface of a deck can usually be remedied by replacing a few boards. However when any kind of damage affects most of the surface the deck likely needs to be replaced. The most common types of surface damage come from wood rot water intrusion and mold. 【Get Price】

An appropriately constructed deck that is not attached to the house properly can cause significant damage—both financially and structurally. And out of the several hundred decks I inspect every year I have NEVER seen one attached to a sided (wood or vinyl) home correctly. Even on brand-new homes. 【Get Price】

Water damage is a leading factor in deck collapses. Ledger boards should also have secure flashing to repel water. 7. You Are Simply Unsure. If you’ve closely inspected your deck and simply aren’t sure if it’s time for a replacement contact the professionals. Even a small issue can lead to a deck collapse or need for replacement. 【Get Price】