Local Builders Emphasize Deck Safety Codes

By: Karen Kostko
By: Karen Kostko

Signs that your deck should be inspected or repaired include:

  • The deck is pulling away from the exterior wall

  • Paint is peeling on or around the deck

  • Loose handrails

  • Rotted Wood

    If any of these apply to your deck, Kuharske says to call a local inspector as soon as possible.

    He says there are builders in the area that do not follow safety codes, referring to them as "fly by nighters," builders who don't have insurance or are not state approved may fall under that name.