Deck safety is a topic I’ve covered several times on this blog, but it’s always good to remind readers that deck collapse is a real safety concern. Every year hundreds of people across the country are killed or sustain serious injuries when their old or poorly-built deck collapses.
Some homeowners consider building a deck on their own to try and save money. If you are an experienced builder who has the time and energy to construct your own deck, then DIY may be the right decision for you. However, if you are not 100% confident in your skills and knowledge, please don’t attempt to build a deck on your own, or you could make a dangerous, even deadly mistake!
Also, if the wood on your deck looks aged or warped, or if any part of the deck seems unstable, call a wood repair company like Best Rate Repair immediately, and we’ll send a wood repair expert out to assess your deck.
Don’t take any chances when it comes to deck safety! To give you a powerful visual of what a deck collapse looks like, check out this deck collapse demonstration recorded at the 2010 Deck Expo.
Not a pretty sight! If you want to make sure a deck crash never happens to you or your family, give Best Rate Repair a call at (619) 229-0116 or contact us on our website to schedule a deck safety inspection.